Susan’s latest book supporting cancer caregivers has been released. It has been updated to include additional ways caregivers can compassionately take better care of themselves and their loved ones. “Cocoon of Love for Cancer Caregivers: Get Through the Tough Times” provides many practical and helpful tips, compassion and encouragement to help cancer caregivers deal with one of the most difficult things they will ever experience.
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. Read More→