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November 30, 2021 3:02 pm
One of my all-time favorite calls to the program! Henry and I discussed Sweet Tea - and his journey as a caregiver.
Hey this is Peter Rosenberger and sometimes I get callers to the program who are unforgettable and Henry was one of those colors and some years ago I went back to the archives and we talked about T if you're from the South like I am you understand the importance of tea and I wanted you to hear this conversation that Henry and I had about sweetie. His wife originally called what I thought of her just a few moments. I realize that Henry was the one that needed to be on the phone us, but we had a great skill to Shirley in Texas early how you feel great on your will tell me what's going on with you in a rapidly here any really my 100% correct.
Your husband is your caregiver where I write so why is it he: will will put them on the phone.
Two. This shows hope for the caregiver. That's what the show was about what how how far away was a Shirley all okay back problem. I will put a mode low W names are.
My name is Henry.
You take care your wife how you feeling today well am feeling good about what they are hanging in there were what are you doing to help you where I not mostly well. Have you been to see your doctor lately. I thought my doctor lately. I was doing fine but will consider different doctors doesn't like you doing fine whereof when I get back here at home when the work start yes it does this do you have anybody help and you will surely know their three I don't know about his or somebody that could somebody who can I who is that person we are. I let one of those kids come over and share the load.
Will you little bit of rest I need to read.
Yes you do this I can hired a horse I can get rid without taken from, about PL 12 if I don't take that I'll be up all night long. He could not you coffee a lot like Carl. Would you cut off time of the day for coffee where I did drive up when I get up in the morning and S.
Are you not drinking the night no, what about sweetie sweet. My favorite out right that all the time will what would you cut off time for sweetie after that I would cut it off little bit before dinner because you can stay up all night because the sweet tea, then you gotta take a pill to go to sleep the house at work 40 where. I'll make what I do go to sleep, but I don't really know how if you take a pill you go to sleep much more's.
How much more sleep if you're able to back off so that sweetie I love me, but my Univar bag out sweetie yeah you think you be able sleep a little better without a pill. Well, I have never tried it. Hey you know what this put everything on the table to see what we can do to help you get through the night without have to take so many pills you doctor says you doing well but you drinking sweet tea all day long and you have to take a pill to get to sleep at night right now I gotta tell you, I'm kind of what about your doctor if he does know the whole picture or what's going on with him because if you ever take a pill at night but you're loading up on sugar and caffeine taken liquid sugar and caffeine. But you take a pill to go to sleep that unselect a good combination doesn't like Walt know but that's was going on and you must allow so that all of well you're tired all the time soliciting toothless take two things listed two things work best is to simple things. Let's see if we can't back off on the sweet tea and the sugar don't have to get completely out of your system. What we did get her overnight you not get out of it overnight, less if we can back it off and not drink it after certain time of night. Maybe after 6 o'clock at night you're done with sweet tea caffeine and sugar right right and let your body just normally going to sleep with and see if that could start up that you may have to take a pill for little while you may get a little bit of a headache as you start back in at all. But eventually if you can start substituting water for sweet tea.
You will probably find your body is going to react differently in and feel better about this is going take a while because you trained your body in a certain way right in the second thing is let's see if we can get some help in here to help you. Take care, Shirley working all my on ever so outgoing and help me out with that not know well, let's ask you to step up a little bit was asked to step up now. Shirley, this little sheep, she may give you little bit of pushback on that's okay until Charlene is a look, if I if what see some Henry if you were to go down today.
If something, have you had a heart attack at a stroke you not doing well.
All those things.
Anything happening you get a sprained ankle. What's going to happen. Shirley will be thinker will there you go, so we have what we try to do on the show list is to help caregivers understand that the priority is for the caregiver to stay healthy emotionally, physically, financially, spiritually and professionally. All the above. That's not selfish that stewardship that you you taking care of the one person that stay right wing her and even worse problems right you follow me. Yeah, probably. All right. Listen you every theirs. I want you if you can. My book comes out next month the bookstores across the country you get a rundown Amazon so for this call.
Seven caregiver landmines and how you can avoid and it's a very simple book. It's so easy could read it in the bathroom because that's where I wrote it. My reading that so what I want you to do. Henry is start backing off on you trying to do everything you possibly can wear yourself out of the take a pill at night. Go to bed if you can start making simple changes in this just to back off a little bit back off of that caffeine and sugar little bit in the evening times and start reaching out and asking your daughter and and and other chill out and have children you have, but asking them to help share the load little bit.
I've got to take care of myself because if I go down you guys get you guys get mom all by yourself right and Ed, they may get both of you in the mixed right about that. So that would much church situation. Are you going church where we go on right now all what about you, you go to church. Well, I can I will want you go round it. I think it is good that you can get away for about an hour hour and 1/2 and you go to church and get you.
You not only get your your your good to carry stuff with your body. Now you can take your stuff with your spirit right okay see here here's the deal. Healthy caregivers make better caregivers. In order for you to be healthy.
We can't just look at one thing we got to hit a lot of markers here. Your body, your spirit, your wallet, all those things have to be healthy. I got a break.
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