I’ve been emailing back and forth with Brooke. Her husband recently had a cerebellar injury and she’s asking a ton of questions. That’s awesome. My primary caregiver did not do an ounce of research on my behalf, no one did. All research regarding cerebellar strokes, I researched myself. Everything I’ve learned in the last 2 years, I learned myself, because of myself, because I found it and read about it. No one brought anything to me and said “you should try this.” When I fell in love with meditation, no one read about it, researched it, or learned anything about it. That’s what you should do when someone you love is sick. Don’t prove your love and devotion by treating the person like an invalid and doing everything under the sun for them – do that at first, but not for long. Figure out how to get them better.
Caregivers and Research