Patients Multiple sclerosis
Topic of the discussion
Posted on 5/19/19 6:13 PM
Just a general question , do you have a caregiver (family member or paid helper)? If yes, what are some of the ways a caregiver has changed/improved your quality of life?
If your caregiver is a family member, has the family member's taking on of caregiver duties affected your relationship?
Beginning of the discussion - 5/26/19Do you have a caregiver? https://www.carenity.us/forum/multiple-sclerosis/living-with-multiple-sclerosis/do-you-have-a-caregiver-1005
Posted on 5/26/19 5:31 PM
I have a family member that helps out a lot and I am forever thankful and grateful. I do not pay her because I do not have the funds to even do so. But I do not think she would even take it.
She has greatly helped improve my quality of life and makes things easier for me. She is understandable which helps a lot.
Posted on 7/1/19 3:04 AM
@Lee__R i do not have a caregiver but i have family and friends that have been supportive of me during this time which helps a lot but at first was sort of embarrassing for me to have to deal with needing the help. once i was able to fully accept my disease and limitations though, i was able to push those thoughts aside and be more transparent with them and allow them to help me without me feeling like a burden.
Posted on 7/23/19 5:49 AM
@siemprelucha that is great that you have had family and friends be there for you and give you the support and help you need!
@MS_283 that is great that you have such a friend. What kind of things does your friend help out with?