bestdayever

you

Don’t let the world define who you are. Be your unique you.

CAREGIVER NOTE:
Acknowledge the memories of conversations that seem so vivid that they happened moments ago, yesterday or last week. These are happening more frequently and it’s been interesting to hear about the experience that happened more than 20 years ago that he refers to so often.

explore

Make time to learn something new you’ve been wanting to try. 

CAREGIVER NOTE:

Give them space. Sometimes they need the freedom to explore. Don’t leave them unsupervised, but provide a safe environment in which they can navigate and feel comfortable in doing so. Boundaries are good. It can be a bit unnerving for both of you… remember to breathe and celebrate the moment.

you

Bring your best you with you every day.  

CAREGIVER NOTE:

Best news of the day….. NO CANCER! The swelling and tenderness in his breasts isn’t uncommon for men his age. We now have to figure out if it’s meds, diet or hormonal. The radiologist thinks it’s the latter to age since Dad has been on the one medication for a relatively long time. But we’ll have another visit with his PCP via phone to see what she thinks are next steps. Dad’s steps were definitely a bit lighter yesterday after hearing the news!