Okay, kids….it’s time to laugh, even just a little bit…
How do you know if you are a caregiver?
- If you are buying wipes and you don’t have a baby…..
- If you have dozens of medications in your house and none of them are yours…..
- If you wish some of them were yours…………..
- If, when someone says ‘whine’, you break out a long-stemmed glass……..
- If you get into your car and your car takes you to a nursing home but that’s not where you were going……….
- If you’re so tired that you used Preparation H to brush your teeth before bed….
- If you have dishes in the sink, laundry in the hamper, unpaid bills, and you drop everything to take your Mom to the doctor and the hairdresser and lunch and the bank and the pharmacy and the grocery store and the dry cleaners…….
- If you have on two different shoes…..
- If you just recently started using swear words that never came out of your mouth before….
- If you are so well-versed in medical-speak that they ask you to check on a patient in Room 612 ……..
- If when you say you’re going to the Vet, you don’t mean a place where animals get medical care….
- If you use so many acronyms like HIPPA, AARP, HMO, DME, SNF, OT, PT, ER, that you start spelling your kids’ names instead of saying them….
- If date night is now every Friday night in the Emergency Room….
Check with your spouse, your significant other, your friends, your therapist….you just might be one of us!
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Cathy is the author of Showering with Nana: Confessions of a Serial Caregiver and