I set out to blog about balancing life as a carer for Emily after her spinal cord injury. Having worked hard to engender self-worth and purpose into Emily – facilitating her choices and furthering her opportunities I could hardly deny her a companion cat! So Emily bought a kitten!
Returning to work and being a caregiver is challenging. My everyday caring role interweaves itself silently into all family plans, arrangements and decisions. How will our household manage in my absence?
A tradesman reminded me how tedious it is being stuck indoors. It reinforced Emily’s independence after SCI as she left the house to catch a wheelchair accessible bus (M30) to Sydney University leaving me behind.
Today is the anniversary of my 1st blog. I thought it fitting to reflect on the year; Emily’s progress, the subtle changes that experience has delivered to Emily and me, the evolution of our separate short and long-term goals. Continue reading →