Taking care of someone who has a blood cancer is not easy.
It is a role that is important and may continue for many months or even years. Over time, you may find the responsibilities of caregiving to be taxing on you physically and emotionally. You may neglect your own wellbeing because you are so focused on caring for your loved one. This is understandable, but in order to offer the best possible care for your loved one, you need to be healthy and well yourself.
You are not alone.
Know that the blood cancer community is here to support you every step of the way.
How to care for yourself
Self-care is taking the time to do an activity that will help to improve your mental, emotional or physical health during times of stress. It is not a one-time effort. Instead, taking care of yourself is about adding activities regularly that make you feel good and help to lower your stress levels, even if only for a few minutes a day.