Category Archives: Caregiving

THE WHEELS ON MY CAR GO ROUND AND ROUND

Self-Care/Medical 2017/Caregiving I know I’m not alone in this business of caregiving but it can be a lonely life. I fight to stay out of that hole of despair. It’s not good to look back on ‘what might have been.’ … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS DAY AND COLD CONCRETE WALLS

Bipolar Disorder/Mental Health/Slice Of Life By – Sheri de Grom Goodwill toward men—my first thought on Christmas morning. No, Sheri. You will not feel sorry for yourself. This is your life and welcome to it. You made the decision to … Continue reading

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WHO SAID LIFE WOULD BE FAIR?

Dreams/Caregiving/Medical 2016 by – Sheri de Grom My dad once told me he could always tell a city girl from a country girl by the way she walked. Dad said the city girl seemed to have more time to enjoy … Continue reading

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SHERI, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?

  Caregiving/Advocacy/Medical 2016 By – Sheri de Grom Looking back to my last post of Dec 20, 2015 [you may read it here], I had no idea my life would soon become a powder keg. Many of you have asked … Continue reading

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HELP, I’VE LOST MY HEART

Slice of Life/Caregiving/Unconditional Love By – Sheri de Grom I’m desperate. I’ve lost my heart. I’ve looked everywhere. Last night in a panic I cleaned everything, and I do mean everything. At the end table by my favorite chair I … Continue reading

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THE VETERANS AFFAIRS ADMINISTRATION AND RESPONSIBLE DATA

VA/Veterans/Medical 2015 by – Sheri de Grom The most recent Inspector General (IG) report reveals egregious problems with enrollment data within The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The report identified so many complications it was impossible to determine how … Continue reading

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SUICIDE – A CAREGIVER’S DESPERATE ACT

Mental Health/Suicide/Caregiver By – Sheri de Grom How could dying be more tempting than living? How could such a desperate act seem like a reasonable solution to one’s problems? How was I to know that I would be faced with … Continue reading

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THE CAREGIVER AND HER THERAPIST

Mental Health/Caregiver/Medical Care 2015 by – Sheri de Grom Imagine my surprise when I read in the March/April 2015 issue of Psychology Network that psychotherapy was in a decline or even in a freefall. According to a study published in … Continue reading

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MENTAL HEALTH, DISCRIMINATION AND DIAGNOSTIC OVERSHADOWING

Mental Health/Discrimination/Diagnostic Overshadowing/Mortality/Medical Care 2015 by:  Sheri de Grom Why do I continue to question the ongoing discrimination of medical professionals toward individuals with a mental health diagnosis? I see the defeat in Tom’s eyes when he tells me, “There’s … Continue reading

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