Learning by Accident

Rosemary
A blog about caregiving and TBI from Rosemary Rawlins

My name is Rosemary Rawlins, and as caregivers for loved ones with TBI, we share a unique bond. Each of us lived through that defining moment when our lives flipped upside down. Along the way, we’ve struggled to help our loved ones heal, sometimes at the expense of our own physical and emotional health, sometimes feeling lost and alone.

Here, in this space, focusing on caregiver concerns, I’ll share insights garnered through my own experiences along with insights from other caregivers and family members. I hope to encourage you – the caregiver – to appreciate the significance of the work you do, to find meaning in the loving nature of your work, and to explore ways to take care of yourself. Because, after all, caregiving is the most important profession on earth! Learn more about Rosemary >

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Surrender

Caregiving After Brain Injury: Surrender
To be a caregiver at home for someone who is severely injured is to surrender. You surrender your time, put your ambitions on hold, and surrender many of the simple pleasures that made up your life before you were a caregiver. You also surrender your peace of mind, your good night’s sleep, and any semblance of a routine. But there are ways to make life a little easier and more enjoyable...

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