I Learned to Walk and Chew Gum

Last Update: June 15, 2016

Over the last 2 years I’ve had to make major changes in my life. The rewards and challenges of care giving to my spouse provided me an opportunity to change for better. My health had deteriorated in all areas, mentally, emotionally, physically and my energy level greatly diminished.

I was forced to take a step back, re-evaluate my life and find the best possible solution to be able to carry on. Undoubtedly, the stress of caring for my loved one with a chronic condition, multiple sclerosis had gotten to me, impacting negatively on my health.

I knew it was time for a change and a new direction. First, I had to learn to become selfish so to be selfless as I continue to care for my spouse.

My responsibilities were weighing me down and I had to face that fact. I could not keep doing the same things to expect a different result. It was time for successful action to effect positive changes, so I took that action.

We moved from our house to an apartment and that action immediately made a major difference. My responsibilities were greatly reduced and my stress level immensely minimized.

I took time to focus on my health getting as much rest as I possibly can. Cognizant of the fact that my body has the ability to heal itself I gave my body the help it needed to make me well again. I slept and slept until I felt strong enough to move on. Six weeks later I resumed my exercise regime with proper nutrients, rest and relaxation, with emphasis on my nature walk, my natural therapy, throughout the year.

As I began to feel stronger in my overall health, I knew I needed a diversion to keep my sanity intact. I could no longer continue on the path I was on, I must have mental stimulation and enrichment for myself. I went searching the internet and found that enrichment and mental stimulation through Wealthy Affiliate.

Since joining Wealthy Affiliate on February 4, 2015, I have grown by leaps and bounds. With persistence and effort, I have created my first product a book, ‘Caregiver Triumphant.’ Caregiver Triumphant will be available on Kindle within the next two weeks. How awesome is that?

I write this post to encourage and inspire everyone in all their efforts as you work to build your business. Don’t ever give up on your dreams. Time and effort will reward you handsomely. No matter what obstacles get in your way, and they will, take time to think and find a way to cross over those obstacles.

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SadieChan Premium
Congrats on your book, and thanks for inspiring us with your story. I wish you all the best of health and success in the coming years.
VenaS Premium
Hi Sadie: Many thanks for your kind words of encouragement and well wishes.
MPollock Premium
Congrats on the book, great achievement
Kav Premium
Being a caregiver is a big responsibility.
I have a friend whose husband suffers from Alzheimer's so she's a fulltime carer but has told me she wants to run a counselling course so she can get out a bit more. She is a retired counselling teacher.

Congratulations on writing your book. I'm sure it will help loads of people.
VenaS Premium
Hello Kay: Thanks very much for your well wishes. Your friend will be well served utilizing her skills in counselling - many people are looking for guidance and help.
JudeP Premium
Life seems to have dealt you several blows but here you are, string and proud - well done in everything you have achieved so far and all the best to you and your husband :)
VenaS Premium
Hello Jude: Thanks so much for your well wishes. I have learned a great deal from my journey and became stronger from my experiences.
Ecowarrior Premium
Wow, you have lead an interesting life and I admire your caring nature! It is important to look after yourself too! I am so pleased your book will be available on kindle soon and will look out for it!
Best wishes on your continued journey! Lisa
VenaS Premium
Hello Lisa: Thanks very much for your kind words and well wishes. I now pay much better attention to my own needs. Experience is the greatest teacher and I'm not going back