I have experienced what it is like to be cared for after several surgeries and I have also cared for a terminally ill friend until and when she passed over.
What I learned from both sides – being the carer and being the one cared for – is that one of the most important parts for the carer is to first take care of themselves, so that the care given really has quality and can be welcomed and much appreciated by the person cared for (patient).
As a patient I can say it is ra
Over the years and living with breast cancer for 15 years I have developed a good (and quite different) understanding of self-nurturing. English being my second language, I now realise that for a long time I didn’t have a full understanding of the word itself. I thought of the English words ‘nurturing’ and ‘nourishing’ as almost one and the same. So I related self-nurturing to eating well and that is about as far as it went. While writing this I felt to look up the word in th