My husband and primary caregiver, Patrick, wants to get in on the blogging, so I’m turning this post over to him. Here it goes:
My name is Patrick Spott and I thank you for this opportunity to “speak” on the topic of “caregiving.” Some of you may know that my wife Chris was the 2013 Lupus Foundation of Minnesota (LFM) Ambassador. Our 14 years of marriage have been burdened not only with lupus, but rheumatoid arthritis, celiac disease and a host of major surgeries including a heart valve replacement. I have been the chief caregiver for my wife during this time.
After hearing many stories from fellow caregivers and people living with chronic disease, I asked LFM if I could throw in my two cents on caregiving in this blog. My only hope is that I will be able to help at least one person benefit from my experiences and save them from making some of the mistakes I made. So, ...Continue Reading →