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Don – What’s the best advice you have for others in your situation?

Don – What’s the best advice you have for others in your situation?

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I would tell them whoever is going to be in charge—whether it's a husband, a son, a daughter—whoever's going to be there, to muster up all you can every morning when you start out knowing that you're going to have to go throug... Show More

I would tell them whoever is going to be in charge—whether it's a husband, a son, a daughter—whoever's going to be there, to muster up all you can every morning when you start out knowing that you're going to have to go through situations you've never dealt with before. You might not have the time to write all the questions down, but as a question comes up ask, ask it. If you don't ask, it's going to go away and the next thing you so is you're going to have a bunch of mush in your head because you're going through things you've never seen, never dealt with. Ask them one-at-a-time, or make a list if you can do that. I'm not a list person, I'm the kind of guy that goes, "what is this?—and don't walk away from me, tell me right now." And that's where the pit bull comes in, because if you need to walk away, guess who's hanging on to your butt still asking that question—it's me. And that's what somebody in the family needs to do this. You as the person delegated to watch over your loved one, you need to be able to take care of anything and everything that comes up. And that it's not just sitting there feeling helpless, it's asking questions, it's doing something.

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Don – What’s the best advice you have for others in your situation?

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Partner or spouse injured in 2008 at age 62, paraplegic
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I would tell them whoever is going to be in charge—whether it's a husband, a son, a daughter—whoever's going to be there, to muster up all you can every morning when you start out knowing that you're going to have to go through situations you've never dealt with before. You might not have the time to write all the questions down, but as a question comes up ask, ask it. If you don't ask, it's going to go away and the next thing you so is you're going to have a bunch of mush in your head because you're going through things you've never seen, never dealt with. Ask them one-at-a-time, or make a list if you can do that. I'm not a list person, I'm the kind of guy that goes, "what is this?—and don't walk away from me, tell me right now." And that's where the pit bull comes in, because if you need to walk away, guess who's hanging on to your butt still asking that question—it's me. And that's what somebody in the family needs to do this. You as the person delegated to watch over your loved one, you need to be able to take care of anything and everything that comes up. And that it's not just sitting there feeling helpless, it's asking questions, it's doing something.

Don – What’s the best advice you have for others in your situation?
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