|SUE - a breast cancer survivor||
Yup, you heard it. Spent the evening making the most non-nutritious thing I know. A friend is leaving so I made some cake balls for her and another friend has a birthday today so I shared the wealth. This is a box cake made normally then scrunched all up with a can of frosting and then made into a ball and dipped in chocolate and can be rolled in nuts or whatever or put on a stick and looks like a lollipop. You got it, sugar galore! It was fun and entertaining and we are sharing them at work. You know I often talk about the right things to do but that doesn't mean I follow my own advice to the letter. I said I start each day new and try to make it better and then I step out of bed. Unfortunately, my dear husband of 20+++ years sometimes gets my flare ups. So this has nothing to do with Cake Balls but, it does bring to light that we often ignore the caregivers in this whole scheme of things. That person that sits with you through your appointments, supports you when you are scared and crying and listens to you complain and argue and fight because you have nothing left to release all that is within. We need to recognize those heroes that have held us up through our battles and continues to listen, rub our backs, hold us when we are crumbling, gets our special treats when we are too sick to go out and change the sheets on our bed in the middle of the night when the hot flashes are coming in droves and we sit in the shower to cool off. As a health care professional we tend to focus on the patient and the support systems is there and appreciated but they need our help as well. They are truly the unsung heroes because they are there 24/7 whereas our time with the patient is intermittent and on a limited basis. My hat is off to all of you caregivers and my undying thanks for all you do, each and every day whether you are husband or wife or friend or relative... you provide that extra care that we can't always provide due to time constraints. Bless you all, each and every day. We love you although we may not always recognize that dedication you provide. You make it a great day!