We often associate an adult with taking on the responsibility of caregiving… In our second episode, we bring to you the story of an invisible warrior who started her caregiving journey at the young age of 10. Growing up, she was closest to her grandmother. After the death of her father, her grandmother took to bed. Between ensuring she went to school and taking care of her grandmother full – time, she became her primary caregiver for 4 years.
This was not the end of her caregiving journey.. Living in a joint family made her responsible for caring for her uncle and aunt who also took to bed with terminal diseases. A few years following that, her mother suffered from a sudden cardiac arrest and needed full time care till her recovery.
Our invisible warrior shares with us the impacts of early caregiving on her adult life. She talks about the constant dilemma between taking care of her family and taking time out for herself.