Caring for a person with Multiple Sclerosis is steady work.
Because Multiple Sclerosis is a progressive neurological disease in which the effects of neurological damage accumulate over time, the work required of an MS Caregiver when a patient is first diagnosed is usually not as difficult or demanding as that required for an MS patient who has had the disease for a long period of time.
If the person for whom you care has just been newly diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, this site is for you. It will help you get your feet on the ground and begin thinking of the things your future may hold. Preparation is important. Instead of being frightened when the oxygen mask falls from the overhead compartment (read I’m an MS Caregiver), by preparing now, you can know ahead of time what to do to take care of yourself while caring for an MS patient.
If you’ve been in the trenches for a long time caring for a significantly disabled MS patient, this site is for you. You know how important it is to take care of yourself. You know it because along the way you’ve not been afraid to grab your oxygen mask first, before you help your fellow passenger. Or you know it because you’ve neglected your own needs. You’re gasping for air, dog tired, frustrated with your life and feeling guilty because of it. You need to take care of yourself.
So welcome to my blog! I’ve started MSCaregiver.com because I want to share what works for me as I care for my wife. I hope you’ll be able to learn from my successes and failures. I’ll share them both …