The regular holiday hustle and bustle is stressful enough, but when you add a serious chronic illness to the mix, life can be extra challenging. The cut-and-paste New Year's resolutions we all fall back on like "lose weight" might apply to your situation, but there are a few other resolutions for those facing chronic illness we'd like you to consider.
You know it's important. It's on the to-do list...right after "Get the Kids to Soccer" and just before "Clean Out the Garage."
But if you're like most people, it's one of those tasks that is easy to push off. “No one's sick right now,” you reason. We'll make sure this gets done next month, and then another year goes by and you're nowhere closer to completing an advance directive or medical power of attorney.
Oh, what fun it is to ride in a Cadillac Escalade. A Cadillac Escalade limo, that is - and it's especially fun when you're heading off to see the Kansas City Area Christmas lights with a very special patient.
What does home mean to you? Of course there's the physical place, but home is so much more that the roof above your head. Home is the place you feel comfortable, surrounded by the people and pets you love. This is particularly true at the holidays – and even more so when you're dealing with a serious illness. For some, a hospital stay is a must, but for many who are terminally ill,hospice care can provide the support needed to keep them home for the holidays.
The holidays have always been a special time for me. No matter what has happened in the months prior to Christmas, I have always looked forward to the season at the end of the year as one of pure joy. Family, friends, and the exchanging of gifts fill these fond memories of mine....
Let's face it. There's no good time to be sick, but being sick around the holidays can be especially hard. Whether your loved one is newly diagnosed with a serious illness or has been dealing with chronic illness for some time, a thoughtful gift for a sick relative can be a nice pick-me-up.