May 7

Duty Calls

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Hello Underdogs,


I am sorry that I have been, and will be absent for a time. You see, blogging is my dream, but there are days when I just can’t work towards that goal. Many times, I have told you that I am a caregiver. While only a few people read that sentence and understand, I feel like I must explain to the rest of you why I can’t always be here as I wish I could. As you can see, duty calls.


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For the past two months, I have been inside of a hospital more often than not. That is because I am taking care of my loved ones who are ill. But they don’t just have a cold or the flu, but serious medical conditions that require a lot of help. It is very easy to understand what it is like to care of someone who isn’t feeling well. However, being a caregiver is nothing like that, much more detailed, and has no time off. Once you become one for a loved one, or several loved ones, your life ceases to exist. The work is never done, and you never get time off. I hear some of you saying it’s like being a parent. Unless you have seriously ill child, it’s nothing like being a parent. It is so different that it isn’t worth the comparisons.

Please don’t think I am bitter. I am exhausted beyond words. I haven’t slept in about 6 days and everything is getting on my nerves. I can’t eat. I’m to stressed to function, and I have to deal with life that doesn’t just stop because duty calls. Money is always an issue, bills need to be paid, other people in my life need to be taken care of. I have commitments I’m ignoring, and I’m hardly able to enjoy time with my dogs. Life is 100% stress right now. It could be so much worse, and I’m thankful for what I have in my life. But I just can’t keep up right now, and that includes blogging.

I hope you will stay with me, all two of you who actually read this, and know that I want to be able to bring you the promised posts and their normal dates. I can’t even write ahead at this point. I’m taking much needed sleep time away from myself to write this, because I don’t want to lose the few people that do read this, and enjoy my blog. This keeps me going sometimes. When things get me down, I get a comment, or a post and I see that someone really is reading my blog and liking my hard work.

Duty comes first, but I will write a true experience of a daily life of a caregiver at one point. In the meantime, check out my book that will give you a small, small look into part of the reality of the situation. Until then, I will see you when I can, and hopefully you will still be there when I can get back. If not, I will keep trying because giving up is not an option.

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