From Caregiver to Patient
Beth K. was just weeks away from her dream — graduating as a Registered Nurse and caring for oncology patients in hospice. But a CT scan and biopsy revealed that she had advanced pancreatic cancer.
An Emotional Lifeline
Going from caregiver to cancer patient was life-changing, but Beth took a positive approach to her physical, spiritual, mental and emotional healing. “CaringBridge is an emotional lifeline that provides a two-way flow of love and connects me to a heartfelt community of personal cheerleaders,” Beth wrote in a blog. Other benefits: receiving caregiver support and encouragement from family and friends, posting photos and videos, and using her CaringBridge Journal as a form of therapy.
Cancer Blog: The Power of Story
“My journaling gives me a safe haven to share my innermost thoughts,” she writes, “and awesome people return an outpouring of love and encouragement back through my Guestbook.”