The "What Ifs" - Strengthening your Readiness to Cope
Living Alone with No One to Help in a Medical Emergency
In Sickness and in Health
A frequent fear that gets linked with being single is- “Who will be there if I am sick; who will be there for me when I am old?” ”Will I die alone?” And on a more mundane note- “Who do I call when I need to be picked up after my outpatient surgery?” And then how to make sense of all of those articles that tout the health benefits of being married. Does it mean as someone single, you are destined to be sicker than your married counterpart, AND you will have no one there to take care of you? Not good, you think!!!
Finally, there are some web-based resources that can help you in your recovery if you do become ill. One that has become increasingly popular is Carepages. By creating your own "carepage", you can stay in communication with friends and family, let them know what is happening, and get support.
It's 11PM. Does Anyone Know Where You Are?
Connection Checkpoints: In sickness and in Health
At the Hospital: What if the Most Important Person in Your Life is Invisible?