Published at last. More than a memoir, this book is thirty-one capsule sized stories sandwiched between my story of caregiving and twenty-two pages filled with answers to frequently asked questions by other caregivers.
When my husband Gary was diagnosed with Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP) a rare cancer of the appendix, I felt confused and even angry. Anxiety dogged my mind and heart. No matter where I searched for a manual of hope, I found none.
Libraians offered me books written by the caregivers for Alzheimer patients and those written by forty-something caregivers taking care of their elderly parents.
When the medical world offered us no hope I asked questions. My team leader at work has teased me for years. “You ask more questions than anyone I know,” she says often. Still in all my questions, I didn’t find the answers to Gary’s rare cancer. For my saniety and to share with our family and friends, every time I stumbled into wisdom from any source, I sent out dated emails filled with those nuggets of wisdom. After three years I had enough to start a book.
For a preview check out Capsules of Hope: Survival Guide for Caregivers
The good news is, Gary is very much alive and I am MORE THAN A CAREGIVER.
Have a smile filled day,
Your friend, Kat