Troubador A Carer's Chaos

Released: 28/10/2017

ISBN: 9781788035958

Format: Paperback

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A Carer's Chaos


When Julie Wiltshire’s husband, David, was diagnosed with cancer twice, he faced a series of treatments made all the more difficult by multiple complications. In A Carer’s Chaos, Julie records the details of David’s long journey of cancer treatment, but also offers a unique perspective into life as a carer to a loved one, exploring the love, hate, anger, loneliness and fear experienced on a daily basis by a carer. The book explores how a person’s life can be turned upside down when their partner’s life is threatened, and how the chaos a carer experiences can be frightening and exhausting as they attempt to swim through a sea of complications. Written with the intention of highlighting the carer’s experience, Julie offers readers the chance to glimpse into the emotions experienced by a carer as they try to maintain their own individuality whilst caring for a loved one. She demonstrates through her own experience how often a carer is overlooked and experiences isolation as much of the attention and care is focused on the ill patient. Inspired and informed by Julie’s recent experiences, A Carer’s Chaos is a unique memoir that will appeal to readers facing a similar situation.

Attended 2017 Sunday Times Cheltenham Literary Festival where I read my poem (pantoum) as I was runner-up in the county competition organised by the Gloucestershire Writers Network.

'A Carer's Chaos' book reviewed on BBC Radio Gloucester by Anna King

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