Cocoon of Love for Cancer Caregivers: Get Through the Tough Times
It’s no secret that being a cancer caregiver is difficult work. That’s why when Susan helped care for her mother, father, stepmother, and stepfather during a consecutive eight-year period, she struggled. She struggled with the devastation of the diagnosis, the prognosis, and the pain of seeing her loved ones suffer. She suffered and grieved over having to say goodbye to them one by one. She was at a loss of what to do to help and comfort her loved ones when it mattered most.
Altogether, Susan helped care for seven family members with cancer. Sometimes two of them were battling the disease at the same time. Susan struggled with caregiver burnout, exhaustion, stress, and her own physical problems brought on by trying to do too much. Despite her struggles, she felt compelled to be there for her loved ones with cancer, continue working at her job, and attempt to maintain life as usual for her husband and children.
Every time she went through the caregiver experience, Susan learned more about what to expect and how to cope. Creating joy-filled moments and learning to appreciate the simple things in life helped Susan connect in a deeper way with her loved ones. Suddenly, Susan looked at life differently—through the eyes of her loved ones with cancer. What she saw touched her soul. Susan discovered the importance of showing love to the loved one with cancer and found there were many more ways to do so than she ever thought possible.
“Cocoon of Love for Cancer Caregivers: Get Through the Tough Times” will take you on the caregiver journey with compassion and practical tips to help both you and your loved one through this difficult time. It’s a beautiful read with a heart-warming message of love for the caregiver.
Within this book, you will discover—
– How to care for yourself at this challenging time
– How to make your loved one feel loved
– Ways to bring comfort, compassion, and joy into daily life
– How to emerge from this experience a changed, but stronger person
Look inside this book or get it here. Available in Kindle format or as a paperback. If you don’t own a Kindle, you can still read it electronically on your PC, many phones and many tablets by using the free Kindle app. Get the free Kindle app here.
Here’s what others are saying:
“I often observe that the major focus is on the cancer patient and the result can be that the caregivers do not always get the attention and support that they also need. This is why I applaud Susan Brownell for writing her book from the perspective of the caregiver. From her own personal experience and from stories other caregivers have shared with her, Susan has lots of practical suggestions that will help caregivers in the difficult work they do. Using the imagery of the butterfly and the life cycle of the butterfly from caterpillar to cocoon Susan does a wonderful job of using imagery, stories, and practical examples to give caregivers ideas that will help them not only give good care to the cancer patient, but also take good care of themselves. I highly recommend this book to everyone who is faced with providing care to someone with cancer.”
Chaplain Steve Stern, Clinical Cancer Center, Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee Wisconsin
“Sue has collected in one book lots of valuable information for caretakers to use and reflect on.”
Peggy Cordts, Hospice Volunteer
Rather than focus on how to perform hands-on caregiving, this book delves into practical ways to help the caregiver survive the emotional and physical impact of being a cancer caregiver. This book has many practical tips and suggestions which are certain to help any caregiver when caring for a loved one with a devastating illness.
Susan Brownell is the Founder of SanctuaryForCancerCaregivers.com. Susan believes every caregiver and their loved one should be surrounded by a cocoon of love to get them through the tough times.
You can learn more about Susan at SusanBrownell.com.