About Me–Margaret Jean


Hi, I’m Margaret Jean, a wife, writer and caregiver.  When I met my husband Chris (I was 38, he was 42) he told me he’d be dead by the time he was fifty.

Chris did have his first heart attack at age 50, but thankfully we got him to the hospital in time.  In the next 22 years, after being subjected to a triple by-pass surgery, twelve stent placements and numberous angiograms and angioplastys, he was diagnosed with congestive heart failure.  In March of 2015, he died at home.  It was my privilege to care for him in the last few months of his life.

This blog is about being his caregiver.  About the emotions and issues that go with that territory; the good days and the bad days, the inspirations and the despair.  It’s about the reality of loving someone and watching them slowly leave you.

I also had the privilege of caring for my mother for two years when she was suffering the early stages of dementia.  This was in the mid-years of my husband’s heart condition and diabetes.

I am grateful to my husband who never ‘became’ his disease.  He was brave, always seeking to cheer and comfort those who came to comfort him.  He was courageous and loving to the very end of his life.

I look forward to hearing from you–others who like me, have been thrust into a position not of their own making, and who bravely and lovingly go forward on that journey. To do so, please email me at margaretjean64@gmail.com.

Yours truly,

Margaret Jean

2 thoughts on “About Me–Margaret Jean”

  1. I look forward to reading your blog. I was a caregiver to both my parents for six years so to some extent understand the painful journey you are on. I wrote about my care giving on a book “Embrace The Journey ” which may help you


  2. Happy to have stumbled upon your blog my sweet lady. Blessings to you and thank you for sharing. I am caring for my hubby, going on 6 years now as he recovers from a massive stroke. I especially look forward to reading what wives are writing as they care for their husbands. (Right up my ally.💕). It is my joy to care for my husband of almost 33 years. I will b following you 😄

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This Caregiver’s Journal began in August of 2014. Although the first blog article was actually written on New Year’s Day, 2015, the rest are in chronological order from August 5th, 2014. What is written here has gone before.

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