“Woke up and wished I was dead with an aching in my head. I lay motionless in bed. I thought of you and where you’d gone and let the world spin madly on.” –The Weepies
Have you ever had someone you are close to be diagnosed with an illness or disease? Have you ever wondered what people who have loved ones ill go through? We tend to focus on the person sick and what they are experiencing or going through. A psychologist once said, “people who care for people who are sick are actually the hidden patients.”
Many people diagnosed with a disease or illness tend to have physiological changes, and they are no longer the person you originally knew. As caretakers you can feel a sense of guilt because all you want to do is break down. However, you can’t. You have to stay strong for them. You can feel a barrier that you can’t break down. This sense of being together, but not really experiencing each other. There are many emotions one could experience and the hope is you can draw a personal connection to the imagery.