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    Asked by tlc on Tuesday, April 30, 2013

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    I am my husbands caregiver as he has been mine I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fybromyaigia. I am so scared that I will have bad days when he does and I won't beable to take care of him the way I want. He has been so patient with me and I am scared to death that I will loose my world if I loose him. I know I need to get a hold of myself because I cry all the time. I have no one to share my grief with.

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      SandiD

      http://www.cancer.org/treatment/caregivers/index

      You might check these articles out.

      about 5 years ago
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      Kathy

      My emotions have been helped with a little bit of medicine but I have also been benefiting from talking with a social worker that specializes in treating cancer patients and their families. It does help to be able to talk about all of this. The whole cancer experience just makes us so vulnerable and the emotions are just so raw.

      about 5 years ago
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      Peroll

      tlc, My wife also has both arthritis and fibromyalgia and has been my caregiver for 8 1/2 years. She has done just fine in caring for me. She is here on WhatNext as Queen Tatainia, look her up. The key is to be sure to take care of your self and not let your health issues suffer too much. Make sure you take time for yourself so that you don't burn out on his care. I know that sounds hard to do he will notice if you get too tired and need time off. Also let him do what he can for himself, don't try and do everything for him. Let him help you some times as you need it. Barb is right that you should talk to your Dr about an anti-depressant med as they can help you cope with everything on your plate. Good Luck and let us know what else we can do to help.

      about 5 years ago

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