Archive for the ‘Caregiver Support’ Category

Building Your Mesothelioma Caregiving Team

Mesothelioma caregiving can feel overwhelming and lonely. You may not even know where to start. A good way to start may be putting together a mesothelioma caregiving team. Recall that “many hands make light work.” Also keep in mind that so many of the people around you – your family, friends, neighbors or people at […]

Mesothelioma Caregiving: Where Do I Begin?

A mesothelioma diagnosis is a life-changing event, not only for the patient but for his or her family as well which makes mesothelioma caregiving a large part of everyone’s life.  Here are some suggestions to help prepare you for mesothelioma caregiving– and some to help you take care of yourself in the process. Emotional Mesothelioma […]

Mesothelioma Cancer: Coping in the Waiting Room

When mesothelioma cancer strikes, the patient is not the only one whose life is irrevocably changed. If you are a caregiver for someone with mesothelioma cancer, you know this all too well. Your daily routine gets turned on its head by trips back and forth to medical appointments. Even when you plan your schedule around […]

Mesothelioma Care Begins at Home

Mesothelioma care may seem overwhelming at first.  Although it may never be easy, mesothelioma care can be more manageable if you consider it in terms of meeting two major needs of a mesothelioma patient. Those are the need for safety and comfort. What these entail for mesothelioma care will vary with the individual and will […]

Mesothelioma Help Chronicling Doctor’s Visits

Your medical team will be a major source of mesothelioma help for you and your family.  But how do you make the most out of this important mesothelioma help?  You may be seeing multiple doctors and medical care providers including oncologists, radiologists and other specialists and it could get confusing. But whether you are going […]

Mesothelioma Help Guide

Mesothelioma help is there for you and your family. Please feel comforted in knowing that there are many support groups and websites out there to help keep you informed and supported every step of the way. Some are patient-based and rely on an informal network of patients and families. Others are medically-based and are a […]

Mesothelioma Help Through Travel Tips

Mesothelioma help for travel may be one of the most important types of mesothelioma help you’ll ever need. Of course, every type of mesothelioma help is valued and needed, whether it is as simple as someone bringing over a meal to share or taking your dog for a walk.  It can be as complex as […]

Mesothelioma Support Steps for Caregivers

Are you providing mesothelioma support or care for someone? If so, you are taking on a labor of love and a great deal of responsibility. Do you understand how to take care of a mesothelioma patient while maintaining your own health? Do you know where to find information that will help you determine if you […]

How Cancer Caregivers Can Give Back

Cancer caregivers center their lives on caring for a loved one who has cancer. That is the definition of a cancer caregiver. Even if they are not working outside the home or simultaneously caring for other family members such as young children or elderly relatives, cancer caregivers are under tremendous stress. The stress of being […]

Mesothelioma Support Groups Can Help You Connect

Mesothelioma support groups can become an important part of your life as a mesothelioma patient. Family members and friends of course offer you their unconditional love and concern. But mesothelioma support group members are themselves going through what you are going through right now. That’s a very different experience and also very good to have […]