The Life of a Caregiver

Kristine Hutchinson

  • Me Time

    May 11, 2020 by

    If you help someone with daily activities such as: -Dressing-Feeding-Bathing-Toileting-Make and drive someone to appointments-Financially support or manage finances for someone-Physically help someone move their body-Arrange transportation for someone-Prepare and/or give medications to someone-Choose clothing for them/wash someone’s clothing for them-Shop and prepare meals for someone-Provide emotional support for someone-Monitor someone’s mental or physical progress… Read more

  • Being A Veteran and A Caregiver

    May 8, 2020 by

    This is the first blog post I have posted in a little over five months.  My last one was New Year’s Day.  In these last five months, I have taken the time to really look at myself and take care of myself and get the help I need. I started individual therapy, I started guided… Read more

  • Here’s to 2020

    January 2, 2020 by

    Today is the first day of the new year: January 1, 2020.  My Pastor at my church, this morning, put a lot of perspective into how fast time goes by. He was reminiscing about when he was in high school in the ‘70s. Back then he wondered what it would be like in the year… Read more

  • Insurance is Life or Death… Seriously

    October 6, 2019 by

    How many of us really know about medical insurance? About all of the benefits and coverage and out-of-pocket expenses that come along with it? I can honestly say that I didn’t know anything about medical insurance before I met my wife, Candace. And I’m pretty sure I still don’t know anything, maybe just enough to… Read more

  • What it Takes to Stay Alive

    September 15, 2019 by

    Let me give you a rundown about how my weeks normally go. They can get extremely chaotic, and it seems like we always have something going on, but hey, who doesn’t these days? It makes life interesting, and it builds character. Between taking care of Candace, the kids, the dog, the house, trying to stay… Read more

  • Poor Treatment: Part 3

    August 3, 2019 by

    My wife and I have dealt with bad, mean, and ignorant doctors and nurses together. The people in the medical field are in this line of work in order to help people. Not when it’s easy, not when it’s convenient, not because they have to. These individuals chose this line of work and for some… Read more

  • Poor Treatment: Part 2

    July 20, 2019 by

    Fun Times at the ERThe first hospitalization that Candace and I went through together was in September of 2016. I was actually at a Luke Bryan concert when it happened. I was able to be in communication with her via text, until she stopped texting me back. I didn’t know that she was having any… Read more

  • Poor Treatment: Part 1

    July 20, 2019 by

    ICU stands for Intensive Care Unit. People get transferred to this department from the ER if they are stable enough, or they come to this department post-surgery. My wife, Candace, has ended up in ICU for both of these reasons at different times.  Risks at ICUSanitation is so important in ICU. This is the place… Read more

  • So Here’s the Deal…

    June 21, 2019 by

    A lot of people haven’t heard of any of the diseases that my wife has, or maybe have only heard of one or two. I’d like to elaborate and educate those who don’t know what kind of auto-immune diseases my wife has and what challenges and experiences we have had with them. Most of these… Read more

  • What is a Caregiver?

    June 5, 2019 by

    What is a caregiver? When I typed in that question into “Google” search, this was what I got: “A family member or paid helper who regularly looks after a child or a sick, elderly, or disabled person.” Does anybody REALLY know what all that entails? Doesn’t sound too bad, right? In my opinion, I think… Read more

  • Introductions

    June 1, 2019 by

    Kristine currently resides in Northern Colorado with her wife Candace and two step-children, and their dog Sam. Kristine is a United States Navy Veteran. She served for 4 years from 2006 to 2010 in the Aviation Administration field. She went to places like Dubai and Bahrain, and even Portugal. Kristine went through Basic Training in… Read more

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