Today's WEGO prompt: Patients, what advice or tips do you have for caregivers out there – professional or otherwise!
Type Awesomes and my primary care physician (PCP). The main piece of advice I have is: LISTEN!
Don't try to fix me, don't tell me what I'm doing wrong, and, most of all, don't blame me. Just be there for me. I can't be fixed.
I know what I'm doing wrong. Most of all, I don't need to be blamed.
Listen to me. Let me rant. Tell me that it's ok to be mad/sad/angry/frustrated. Give me a hug. Wipe my tears. Give me a back rub. Give me chocolate!
Tell me that you're there for me... NO MATTER WHAT!