We Caregivers need an escape in our lives and for me the World Series San Francisco Giants provided me with a GIANT Escape from my life as a caregiver. I became a San Francisco Giant fan as a child when our dad took my brother and me to our first major league baseball game , eating peanuts, popcorn, and hotdogs and singing Take Me Out to the Ballgame was pure heaven.
Today, it's a three-hour escape from taking care of my mom who has dementia. I could listen to the ball game on my AM/FM portable radio while taking mom to the bathroom, cheer Cody Ross as he hit two home runs in the playoff game against Philadelphia, and finally hugging a complete stranger next to me when the Giants beat the Texas Rangers for the World Series championship.
What is your escape? Is it getting a massage or taking a long walk on the beach?