Caregiving

The Importance of Self-Care for Caregivers

by Mary Hesdorffer, NP, Executive Director of the Meso Foundation
Mesothelioma caregivers are the unsung heroes in the war against meso. Those of us intimately involved in healthcare know that exam time with doctors is limited. Billing is based upon a construct of ideas and the caregiver does not fit into this for- profit medical system. […]


The Holiday Table

by Mary Hesdorffer, Nurse Practitioner
Executive Director, Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
The holidays are approaching, and the dreaded holiday feasts begin. The mesothelioma patient who is undergoing chemo, or perhaps has not regained their appetite, can be very uncomfortable sitting at a table laden with holiday goodies and an expectation that they will dive in with relish.
So […]