When the caregiver has a chronic disease and dies 1 year after his mother
My story is about my husband. He passed away June 1, 2019 from complications from Crohn's disease. He was diagnosed 12/10/2007. We did not understand his illness fully. We needed support. Once my husband's illness became really bad, he was in the middle of taking care of his elderly parents, so he ignored his health. He needed surgery. By time he had surgery, he had developed cancer. My husband's doctors gave him a colostomy bag in May 2018. It was reversed August 2018. He didn't get treatment for the cancer until Jan. 2019 and the cancer treatment made him worse. He passed away in June 1, 2019. I miss him. We did not understand his illness to make better decisions. The health industry failed my husband and I.
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