Departments: The Waiting Room
Angela Macropoulos recently launched a blog, “The Circle of Care: Considering the Neuropathy Caregiver” to share her caregiving experiences—which are, in Angela's words, “routine, but sometimes feel like the world without end.”
Angela's mother, Josephine Macropoulos, has chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, an autoimmune-related neuropathy characterized by progressive weakness and impaired sensory function in the legs and arms. For six years, Angela has been assisting Josephine at every level, from dressing to money management to shuttling her to doctor appointments—all while working as a corporate attorney. She has also written about neuropathy for I.G. Living and The New York Times wire service.
On her blog, Angela shares the mundane, the frustrating, and the sometimes humorous sides of balancing caregiving and working. While the blog is a forum for sharing her personal observations and insights, she looks forward to developing a neuropathy caregiver's online community.
You can follow Angela's experiences at neuropathycaregivers.blogspot.com.
You can also follow her on Twitter @elderdaughterny or angelamac and on her Facebook page, ElderDaughter.
For information on Neuropathy Week (May 17–21, 2010) go to Resource Central, page 36.