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Adjustment Stories

Tales of how real people manage the real adjustments that life demands

Over the last several weeks, we've been watching the progress of an elderly husband as he learns to cope with a new role - caregiver for his injured wiffe. Today we check in with him one last time. Here's how this reluctant new caregiver summarizes the adjustment process, the new skills he's acquired, and the lessons he's learned: "It’s now three weeks since my wife’s surgery, and I’m delighted to report that... Continue reading
It's been a few weeks since our self-professed "grumpy old man" got thrust into the role of full-time caregiver. Let's catch up on what has been going on with him, his injured wife, and their pets. (If you missed the first 2 parts of this story, you can find them here and here) "It’s now been two weeks since my wife’s ankle surgery, and things are starting to look up. Between the local Senior Center and my insurance company’s benefits department, I’ve been able to Continue reading
Let's see how our frazzled retired husband (you can read the first part of his story here) is holding up after a week of caregiving. Here's an update: "Last week my wife had surgery She was given some painkillers and was sent home from this “outpatient” procedure. I had to procure the help o Continue reading
Can an old dog learn new tricks? That is exactly the dilemma a recent client found himself in. Here's a taste of how he presented his situation: "I am not a natural caregiver. I am a grumpy old retired guy who... Continue reading

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