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Mary – What was the hardest part about coming home?

Mary – What was the hardest part about coming home?

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The hardest part about coming home was the fear of how are we going to handle everything, and even though I had a background in nursing, I didn’t feel confident at all.  And Marie insisted on having an aide come in the morning to help her and then... Show More

The hardest part about coming home was the fear of how are we going to handle everything, and even though I had a background in nursing, I didn’t feel confident at all.  And Marie insisted on having an aide come in the morning to help her and then the aide would leave.  And then it was just she and I for the rest of the day, and I was just so concerned about being able to meet all of her needs, and to do all the things that needed to be done, and to be able to make her life better than it was.  I did okay.  I think there were times when I was in the way too much.  Marie wanted some privacy and I was afraid to even leave the room.  Eventually that leveled out but it was a very, very difficult time of adjustment. 

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Mary – What was the hardest part about coming home?

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Daughter injured in 1988 at age 22, quadriplegic
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The hardest part about coming home was the fear of how are we going to handle everything, and even though I had a background in nursing, I didn’t feel confident at all.  And Marie insisted on having an aide come in the morning to help her and then the aide would leave.  And then it was just she and I for the rest of the day, and I was just so concerned about being able to meet all of her needs, and to do all the things that needed to be done, and to be able to make her life better than it was.  I did okay.  I think there were times when I was in the way too much.  Marie wanted some privacy and I was afraid to even leave the room.  Eventually that leveled out but it was a very, very difficult time of adjustment. 

Mary – What was the hardest part about coming home?
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