Be sure to take care of yourself
Helping someone through their transplant journey is an enormous act of love. But it can also be difficult and demanding at times, especially if you also work or take care of other family members.
Be sure to find time and space for things you enjoy. Have someone, a good friend or relative, who will listen and encourage you to care for your well-being. Then, take a deep breath and force yourself to ask for and accept help, until you feel comfortable with it. It’s a sign of strength, not weakness. And it will make you a better caregiver in the long run.
Check out our list of caregiver resources for additional help.