Each month, we share the story of one of Humana’s employees who is caring for a loved one. Meet Lisa, this month’s Humana Hero.
Lisa Cain and her husband recently celebrated a huge milestone: After three years, Brian was still cancer-free after being diagnosed and treated for stage 4 head/neck cancer in 2012. That was his first fight with cancer; he got a clean bill of health a few weeks after surgery for early stage kidney cancer in 2013.
“I was his primary caregiver both times, which involved a unique level of strength, love and support,” Lisa says. “I learned so much about myself through the process, and our relationship is stronger because we lived and fought through those experiences together. He’s my hero. I’m thankful every day that he chose to fight to be here.”
Lisa helps other caregivers as leader of Humana’s Caregiver Network Resource Group. One suggestion to them is to take care of themselves. “It’s often easier to focus all our attention on our loved ones’ needs because we care about them so much. But we can’t be everything we need to be for them if we aren’t eating or sleeping properly, or taking some down time now and then.”
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