Caregiver, Mom, Daughter, Wife, Nana...

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In 2015 my life took a turn from being a working mom and Nana to becoming the primary caregiver for my aging parents. Mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, my  Dad's health continued to decline and soon I was doing all the driving for them.  I have never been close to my parents so this another element of stress. 

During this time my husband had severe kidney issues - several surgeries and my daughter was diagnosed with hemiplegic migraines.  And then I had shoulder and knee surgery. 

I was working at a job I hated but couldn't leave.  I struggled and found peace in nature and being able to Runaway and Be Still whenever I could.  This is my story of living the Caregiver Sandwich life.... 

Valena