How do you adapt with becoming the head of the household in the blink of an eye? In the matter of two years, I got married, had a baby, moved into a house, and became the caregiver of a leukemia patient. There should be a user’s manual to this crazy thing called life. I never imagined my days and nights would be filled with insulin shots, IV ports, steroids, and lots of fatigue. There are new things to be learned every day. Am I up for the challenge? Will I do a good job? Can I handle the pressure? These are all questions that I never seem to find the answer to. I never really understood the phrase, “take life one day at a time,” but I’m learning the meaning more and more everyday. My spouse is the most loving individual I’ve ever met and you will never see him raise his voice; however, this prednisone has shown me otherwise. Everyday is a new day, where I have to use my patience. I don’t know what the future holds for my family, but I will be here every step of the way. We’re going to fall, yell, be angry, sad, and fatigued, but through all storms comes sunshine. Love conquers all.
Wife of a 26 year old soldier who is a patient at UNC; she too is in the military.