The author intimately understands the caregiver, the caregiver's experience, and explains what it is like.
I've said it before and I'll say it again: I am a recovering caregiver and I can't believe there are those who dealt with it before me and have been dealing with it since I was able to escape. So many have suffered so much more, and yet I know what a number it did on me for just a finite time. Of course, when you are inside and dealing with it all, you don't know how long it will last. I still measure my life as before, during and after the caregiving, and can minutely detail the experiences of Year One and Year Two/first six months, Year Two/final six months....and have I told you about when he was, as I call it, "actively dying."
And yes, in some ways, as suddenly as it all began...
it all ends.
I'm Fine, Thanks
by Pat D’Andria