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Nailed it………….good luck with that!

November 20, 2014
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I am getting a mani-pedi tomorrow.  First, ballroom dancing and now mani-pedis. Who is this so-called caregiver? But I have to because I’m going to a Masquerade Ball where I can use my new and…

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Medicare Open Enrollment…open season for craziness

November 6, 2014
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Have you ever had the experience as a caregiver (or even a co-worker) where you’ve been taking care of someone and they are clearly forgetting things and allowing you to have all the responsibility and power?…

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Let’s see who measures up, shall we?

October 28, 2014
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I noticed a weird bruise on my arm last week on Thursday. By Friday it had morphed into something that looked like a bear climbing a tree. It didn’t hurt. I had no recollection of…

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You can’t get there from here……

October 21, 2014
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For October, I wanted to write about something really scary. I picked Medicare. One of Medicare’s absurd rules is how to transport the infirm. They will pay for transport from facility to facility, but they will…

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Scars….a story slam premiere

October 15, 2014
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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvNRy9hOBnc&w=500&h=350&hd=1]   cathy sikorskiAfter more than 25 years of caregiving and Elder Law, Cathy writes about the comedy of caregiving in her blog; "You just have to Laugh..."She is the author of "Showering with…

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The Wheels on the Chair go round and round….

October 6, 2014
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Wheelchairs break. To fix them, you call a wheelchair repair guy. The first time I did this, it was because the joy stick was not working properly. “Hi, this is the repairman. I’m at the apartment.”…

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It’s a Jungle out there……

October 2, 2014
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Caregivers are not permitted to take vacations. But good ones do so anyway. If you can get out of the country and be completely incommunicado that’s ideal (being incognito doesn’t hurt either). My husband and…

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It’s Electric!

September 16, 2014
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I have a great bunch of gals in my book club. Everyone of them is in or has been in some stage of caregiving. What are the odds? Really high. Sometimes they let me share…

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Sideways….not a movie….a lifestyle

September 9, 2014
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Some years ago, my husband suggested we go to a fancy dinner dance at the club. Yay! A new dress, nails done, hair done, pretty, pretty, pretty me. I began the day with a fresh…

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Pizza, Pizza…………..

September 3, 2014
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Arising at 4 A.M. to get to my brother-in-law’s apartment before the ambulance transport so that I could quickly give him his medications before surgery, as archly instructed by the hospital staff, may have fuzzed up my mind.…

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