This Season, Be a Caregiver to a Caregiver

December 16, 2014 10:02 PM

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"I didn't see a doctor or a dentist for 17 months." The man who said this, a tall, lean, nice-looking gentleman in his late sixties, wasn't complaining. He was just telling us, a group of cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and former caregivers gathered for a symposium at Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center, a little bit about what life was like while he cared for his wife until she died of cancer.

As an autism mom and former cancer caregiver, there have been long stretches of time when the only medical professionals I saw were those I took my son or late husband to see.

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