Coach For Life
Sometimes, life throws a really devastating blow. A serious illness threatening our health, or even our life, often occurs when it's least expected. Life as we know it changes instantaneously with a cancer diagnosis. Even the smallest tasks become massive obstacles as we struggle to manage busy schedules, commitments at work, our household and parenting responsibilities while visiting the hospital, waiting for test results and undergoing treatments. None of it stops, or even slows down when we're managing symptoms and treatment side effects. Cancer coaching is a personal specialty of mine because I completely get it. I know exactly what you're going through. I've been right where you are. From the time of your cancer diagnosis, through treatment and into remission and recovery, you'll have the support you need that will mean the difference between barely coping and surviving and actually thriving post treatment.
Life does not stop when a family member becomes ill. The groceries still need to be picked up. Food needs to be prepared. Pets and children still have requirements that will not be ignored even though a primary caregiver is in the hospital and undergoing debilitating treatment.
Our Support Services division for critical illness patients can be contracted to manage a number of errands and responsibilities that continue to require attention even though you or your partner are struggling with treatment. Consultation to assess client needs and our ability to fulfill them is required and services will be individually tailored to provide the best possible support.
Support services can include such responsibilities as delivering groceries, preparing food, running local errands, light housekeeping and gardening, caring for plants, pets and children. Even decorating for holidays, gift shopping and wrapping can be arranged. Often, these daily routine tasks and responsibilities cause a significant amount of stress for families struggling with critical illness.
Facing a devastating cancer diagnosis is terrifying and can be absolutely paralyzing. It can be just as overwhelming for the partner of the patient as it is for the patient themselves.
Facing it alone, however, is completely unnecessary. Your family members may not be living locally but there are many resources available to assist people who are suffering with a critical illness.
Coach For Life can help you put together a support team that you can count on and help guide you through the incredibly challenging time from diagnosis to improved health - physically, emotionally and intellectually.
The only thing worse than receiving a devastating diagnosis threatening your own health is receiving one pertaining to the health of someone you love - a child, a spouse, a parent or a best friend. Here at Coach For Life, we understand how difficult it is to keep the logistics of your daily life ticking along when absolutely everything that matters has suddenly been thrown into turmoil.
Unfortunately, nothing stops when we're trying to manage a life threatening illness in our family and often times, those we thought we could count on for support prove to be unreliable in times of need.
Coach For Life can help you put together a support team you can count on and help organize resources available to those living with a loved one who is managing a critical illness.
Managing everything that comes along with a critical illness can be overwhelming. Cancer and other life-threatening diseases can take a huge toll on all the facets of our lives, including our precious relationships.
Active treatment stops at a point, but the devastation that a life-threatening illness delivers can continue on well past the point when regular hospital visits for treatment and follow-ups with surgeons and specialists have settled down. Putting the pieces of our lives back together once a critical illness has become a little less critical can be a challenging and frightening transitional time.
Often times, it's in the aftermath of active treatment that we struggle most with emotions and relationships. Having a compassionate, understanding and experienced critical illness coach during such a challenging time can be invaluable, can reduce the chances of slipping into depression and can even mean the difference between merely surviving and actually thriving once remission has been achieved.
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
— Ralph Waldo Emerson