The following is excerpted from Stroke Connection Magazine, January/February 2009.
Some days are good, some days are bad
Same days are happy, some days are sad
Sometimes I’ll cry, then I’ll let out a big sigh
I seek understanding from all the demanding
Sometimes they say things, unaware of the hurt it brings
Sometimes a little patience will do
To make it through the day with you
You can’t forget that I have feelings too
So you must remember I’m human like you.
They say we’re unsung heroes
Like soldiers in the field
Not knowing what the day’s challenges will yield
But a little thank you here – a little thank you there
Throw in some love – tell me you appreciate my care.
A few kind words will go a mile
Especially if it’s said with a smile
Who am I you ask?
And is there a message I’m sending?
Damn right I am—
I'm a caregiver and my work is never-ending.
— Eric Scanlan © 2006