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Moving forward after the two weeks that knocked us all down, aka: the week Mom went to the hospital and I punched her in the face

Moving forward after the two weeks that knocked us all down, aka: the week Mom went to the hospital and I punched her in the face

It was a blur, the weeks before, during, and after Mom went to the hospital, and oh yes, I did punch her in the face.  But following Mom's example, we are trying to find hope and joy as a family.

How gratefulness helped me out of the depths of caregiver burnout

How gratefulness helped me out of the depths of caregiver burnout

Three weeks ago, I had one of the most challenging weeks of my life, and that includes my medical residency.  Working 80 hours a week was easy compared to suddenly becoming the around-the-clock caregiver for my mom, who has multiple system atrophy (MSA), a rare, degenerative neurologic disease.