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Author Heller, Jane.

Title You'd better not die or I'll kill you : a caregiver's survival guide to keeping you in good health and good spirits / Jane Heller.

Imprint San Francisco, Calif. : Chronicle Books, ©2012.


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Description 1 online resource (287 pages)
Contents What is a caregiver anyway? -- Navigating past the freak-out -- Making emergency room visits and insanity mutually exclusive -- Doctors--can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em -- How to turn even the crankiest nurses/aides/medical personnel into buddies -- When loved ones take on a different personality and you start wishing they'd disappear -- How to wait out waiting rooms -- The hospital room etiquette Miss Manners never told us about -- Who's the boss of me? -- Getting on the same page as that sister who drives you nuts (and other family matters) -- Who knew friends could be so--unfriendly -- Does working mean you don't care or does caring mean you don't work -- The home health-care invasion -- Using the F word, as in facility -- Finding a shoulder--or ten--to lean on -- "Caregiver sleep" doesn't have to be an oxymoron -- The great escape--taking a mental vacation -- Being a crybaby isn't necessarily a bad thing -- Sometimes laughter isn't the best medicine--it's the only medicine -- JusT breathe. Or meditate. Or both -- Who has time to cook a healthy meal? We do. -- The exercise conundrum -- Sex? Romance? Is anybody getting any? -- When to see a shrink -- "Spiritual care" isn't necessarily just for the spiritual -- Getting through the goodbye -- Yes, there are silver linings -- When caregiver becomes cargivee -- Famous last words.
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Summary Bestselling writer Jane Heller thought she'd found her dream man?until he turned out to be a "frequent flier," the term doctors and nurses use to refer to patients who land in the E.R. more often than the average person goes to Starbucks. Here, Jane shares her experiences of looking after her chronically ill husband with Nora Ephron?like wit, and offers practical guidance for handling it all without drowning. With advice on staying healthy while caring for a loved one and learning to communicate with medical staff, plus wisdom from other caregivers and experts, this is a personal and invaluable tool kit that also manages to prompt laughter and inspire. For the more than 65 million caregivers in the US alone, this book couldn't be more timely or important.
Subject Heller, Jane -- Humor.
Heller, Jane. (OCoLC)fst01506810
Women caregivers -- United States -- Biography.
Caregivers -- Family relationships -- Popular works.
Crohn's disease -- Treatment -- Popular works.
Caregivers -- Family relationships. (OCoLC)fst00847338
Women caregivers. (OCoLC)fst01737965
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Humor. (OCoLC)fst01423696
Popular works. (OCoLC)fst01423846
Other Form: Print version: Heller, Jane. You'd better not die or I'll kill you. San Francisco, Calif. : Chronicle Books, ©2012 9781452107530 (DLC) 2012008156 (OCoLC)783157726
ISBN 9781452126029 (electronic bk.)
145212602X (electronic bk.)
Music No. EB00045888 Recorded Books
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