365 days

365 days

365 days. That’s the amount of time society gives someone to grieve. Hospice offers one year of free counseling and then you’re cut off. Counselors told me I have one year to be crazy. Friends have said, “well you’re still in the first...
Cocktails & Chemo Caregiver: Melinda Almeroth

Cocktails & Chemo Caregiver: Melinda Almeroth

  She stood in front of me, tears in her eyes talking about the last year with her little family of three.  You could feel the love, fear and hope pouring out of her as she seemed to finally let the tears flow. I was so lucky to meet this month’s Cocktails...
What makes a Cocktails and Chemo Caregiver?

What makes a Cocktails and Chemo Caregiver?

I was 8 months pregnant waddling into a hospital room. I spent 46 nights filled with fear and days spent trying to get him home. I had fought the term caregiver for 3 years. Are you the caregiver? A nurse would ask.  I’m his wife. I’d answer. I’d...