Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Love the Title!

These people are looking for readers. I've scanned the sample here on burnout. Looks sensible to me.

I don't usually address caretakers, since I like to emphasize self-reliance for as long as, and whenever, possible. But there is very little BS in that chapter or this one. The website is here.

Since the cover spoke to me, I was interested, if briefly. No one else has my MS; no one else has your MS. No one else has my family or lifestyle or unique (for better or worse) body.

If it catches my eye, I scan it. If I like it, I read it. If I love it, I incorporate it. I'm pretty selfish that way. Seems to me, if you are going to overcome the damage MS does to your life, you should be too. The fact that this book is aimed at caretakers should not stop the MSer from reading it. You are probably your own best caretaker, and could use the information. Enough said.

More Whispering with Ellie today. Some jerk in a UPS truck revved his engine at us just as we were passing, and set us back a bit. So we need to work on remaining calm and assertive, even around morons.

Trackers' at Goodyear again, for the remaining body work. Cautious optimism is the order of the day. Glad to have my little HuggaMutt to keep me company.

And glad to have GruntDoc, steering me to this week's Grand Rounds. Courtesy of .Parallel Universes. And, no, I haven't touched them yet. Whispering keeps me busy, and resting up for another night in Paradise takes up the remainder of my dayside.

Run the vacuum and down for a nap. What a waste of a perfect midday!

Little Pond


mdmhvonpa said...

The fact that this book is aimed at caretakers should not stop the MSer from reading it.

In a way, we are all our own caretakers. Knowing how to make things easier/predictable as possible for the other side of the coin helps

Shelly said...

I take care of my husband more I think than he does me. ( I have the ms here)
It just works that way: he works longer hrs and so on.
I never think of him as a caregiver. I hope I never have too.