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I’m glad you found this site although I hope yours was not a desperate search.

How are you feeling? 

  • What do you expect to find here?

Open the Menu. Locate the Caregiver’s Manual for Men tab and then read the Manual.

  • Do you need Navigational clues? I’m not a veterinarian – tell me what you want.

Take your time. Stop and revisit when necessary.

Where do you go from here? 

  • Create new awareness and make opportunities for giving better care. We depend on you.

I am willing to help but you must attempt to learn and speak a recognizable caregiver’s language. Copy (mlberg.caregiver.blog@gmail.com) and Paste my email address into your mail server. Send me a message – I will listen.

Help form a coalition of Male Caregivers.

Thank you for your perusal here. I hope it was worthwhile and you found something useful. Good luck in your endeavors. We’ve got to support each other and build a system for the future generations.

How could it be said more plainly than this? 

Dan

8 Responses to Home

  1. Georgia says:

    I think this is true. After doing this type of work for very long time I can tell you that it’s always left in the hand of the receiver. Either you do the work and you figure it out and move on with your life or you don’t. No one can do it for somebody else even if we all think we want to help each other to that extent. When it comes down to it you are your own guide with your own belief systems your own tenacity. It is up to you. The information is out there if people want help. But the desire to do that is entirely in the hands of the person.

  2. Georgia says:

    I will say that I have met people long the way they have inspired me to push on. It’s rare but when you meet somebody with that energy you may change your life trajectory if you’re listening. I hope to be that person to other people. And I got some confirmation yesterday from a friend of mine that that may be the case for some people I come in contact with. Even if it’s only 1% return It’s worth it to try to help other people. But they still have to do the work.

  3. Sharmishtha says:

    hey! was checking out your blog after reading a comment you left in 2018! most of your posts don’t allow comments so….

  4. mlberg says:

    Thank you Sharmishtha. I didn’t realize that option was turned off. Sorry for my lack of awareness.

    PS: Just found out I don’t actually know how to turn it back on!

  5. mlberg says:

    There is always Someone to Thank!

  6. mlberg says:

    Anonymous is the way to go. Thanks again.

  7. Ilene says:

    I’ve reblog you on https://cancerbus.com/ to push people I hope to read your manual and take your survey – I hope it helps you, caregivers and their caregivers-ees. Always happy to help someone who’s helping us to get through this wretched disease. Either those of us who will die or those of you who have people in their lives with earlier stage cancers. No matter where we are on our cancer journeys approximately 50% of men divorce or leave wives and partners who have cancer. It’s in the single digits when the woman is the caregiver. The more we can support and help men to become what’s never been expected of them the better. Even if the partnership doesn’t wind up holding up under the heavy weight, or if sons run screaming from parents or other people like friends, perhaps these are lessons they can use throughout their lives. And I have to hand it to you for trying to make things a little better in the world of cancer. It’s a crash course full of twists and turns no one can see coming, every corner a blind hairpin turn, some cars running off the track in fiery wrecks. The less wreckage the better.

  8. mlberg says:

    Ilene your descriptions are spot on point. Unfortunately I and most of my male counterparts probably don’t appreciate this type of communication well enough to read it thoughtfully and discern what we need to do to change.

    So I have an idea. There is a possibility (?) for collaboration here. Say for example, what if a Caregiver’s Manual were composed entirely using bullets? What if a wealth of volunteers were assembled to both produce and review the contents? I have always ascertained that it is easier to be critical than to be creative: I volunteer to help wherever possible. Take my CMfM and use it as a baseline…use it as a starting point, tear it apart, find better ways to say better things.

    What do you think?

    Dan

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