Articles for Caregivers

She Was the Hummingbird on the Lake

Magic MedicalSep 16, '21

  It was summer of 2014, seven long years ago. My Grandma had her most debilitating stroke a couple years before then. By this point, Grandma had several nicknames, given to her lovingly by her children who were coordinating and advocating for her care, and by her grandchildren who continued...

A Grandkid's Reflection, Part 2

Magic MedicalJul 12, '21

Continued from previous post -    I would take Grandma to Carvel or Baskin Robbins to get ice cream, where she showed me the exquisite culinary combination of strawberry and butter pecan ice creams put together. We bonded greatly over our shared sweet tooths. I learned her favorites: banana splits...

A Grandkid's Reflection, Part 1

Magic MedicalJul 12, '21

 Life is a lot to keep up with. You can make as many good plans as possible, you can come up with a variety of best-case and worst-case scenarios, and even still, life will throw surprises at you that you did not anticipate. Some people say, “hindsight is 20/20,” but...

Giving Birth and Urinary Incontinence

Magic MedicalJun 28, '21

  (trigger warnings: discussion of pregnancy & childbirth complications)  If you gave birth, you may have urinary incontinence (UI) later on in life, especially post-menopause. Maybe you weren’t planning for that, sorry!   Pregnancy and childbirth can damage the pelvic floor and muscles associated with bladder control, which could lead to...

People Need Incontinence Supplies for Different Kinds of Medical Conditions - It's About More than Getting Older!

Magic MedicalJun 19, '21

Well, hello there! If you’re here, it’s likely that you or someone you care for is in need of supplies related to incontinence. Welcome to the club! There are plenty of medical reasons, across a variety of conditions, in which people might experience incontinence. It’s definitely not just about getting...