Valuable Lessons I Wish I Never Had to Learn: 10 Pieces of Advice From a Young Caregiver

August 19, 2014 12:44 PM

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Almost two years ago, my life forever changed. My 54-year-old, energetic, outspoken, and selfless best friend was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, a Glioblastoma Multiforme. This person was my mother. Although I feel I've been losing her slowly over time, her doctors recently told us that she has begun the "process of dying." We start hospice care tomorrow.

As the months have gone by, the anger has subsided, and the overall confusion has passed, I realized that there were two ways to look at the situation: I could sit there and complain and wonder "why me?" (which, believe me, at times I certainly did), or I could learn valuable lessons throughout the ...

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