Sometimes you’ve just gotta laugh
When you’re a caregiver, there are tedious, exasperating, and scary moments. But hilarious things happen too. At those times, you’ve gotta let yourself laugh.
We’ve talked about why finding humor in caregiving is an important coping technique. And now we’ve found a perfect example of a caregiver who’s using humor to get through the stressful times.
Under Cardiac Arrest cartoons
John Donaghue is a caregiver and a writer. On his website, Under Cardiac Arrest, he creates cartoons that point out the funny things about aging.
“I started writing Under Cardiac Arrest right around the time my father started wearing a batting helmet everyday. Fear of falling. My mother became obsessed with buying cereal. Frosted Flakes, Raisin Bran, Wheaties, whatever was on sale.
Between doctor appointments, middle of the night 911 calls, grocery shopping, adult diapers, broken hearing aids, hospitals, I was stressed and angry a lot.
I came up with the idea for “Under Cardiac Arrest” after my Dad’s second heart attack. Seeing some humor in all this helped me to keep going.”
A few of our favorite cartoons
There are dozens of funny cartoons on the Under Cardiac Arrest website. Here are 3 of our favorites.
By DailyCaring Editorial Staff
Image: Under Cardiac Arrest