By Nacole Ali for Pink Notes
Patient or Caregiver, first thing first and that's you. You have to take care of you. You can not help anyone else if you have don't take care of you. I know you have people depending on you but the truth is - if you don't take care of you first then you may not be here to take care of others that you love.
As you go through the emotional roller coaster you will quickly realize something's are not that important anymore and other things will quickly move to the top of the list. I hope you put you at the top.
I believe this is a natural process - critical illness puts a lot of things in to perspective. Something's you will see for the first time with clear eyes and to your surprise may be good or not.
Do what is best for you. Make the decisions that are best for you. Ask for help when needed. Do what makes you happy. Do what's important for you.