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Understanding and Alleviating the Emotional Toll o f Sandwich Generation Caregiving

More than 11 million American adults are considered sandwich generation caregivers, meaning they bear the responsibility of simultaneously caring for their own children as well as an aging family member, according to a 2019 study by the National Alliance for Caregiving and Caring Across Generations.

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Aftermath of surgery equally daunting; thanks to those who helped

The surgical ordeal has been over for a while and now in this new year of 2020 it is time to tell you how the hip replacement surgery and follow-up went.

The hip is replaced and I did not flat-line, thank the Lord! When the surgeon whizzed by my recovery, he indicated that everything went beautifully - easy for him to say! And I thought, what would the next weeks be like since my thigh was swollen and sore?

His first instruction was, “Let’s see you walk,” which I passed beautifully. A look at the incision made him equally glad. To my questions about when I could walk my dog and bend down to pick up her BM’s and when I could drive, he answered, “Now!”

What a shock and relief to be given my freedom back! “To God be the glory; great things He has done!” And, of course, praise for Dr. Barry Waldman!

Source: The Baltimore Sun

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