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Ten Days in January: A Journey

Ten Days in January: A Journey
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Ten Days in January: A Journey

This is a photo journal of a fun and memorable trip that crisscrossed the country on planes and trains. The author is a full time 24/7 caregiver for his wife Corky who has Multiple Sclerosis and the trip was a respite break taken in January 2006. The trip provided a delightful break from the daily job of being a fulltime caregiver and the photos chronicle the journey in order to share it with Corky and you. The preparations for the trip are chronicled as well as details about how Ted and Corky met and their friendship grew and some of the challenges they have faced. Being a fulltime caregiver is a demanding job and respite breaks a way to maintain balance in life. Mostly the book is about the trip and the people and sights along the way.

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Product Details:
Author: Theodore Grussing
Paperback: 76 pages
Publisher: BookSurge Publishing
Publication Date: January 16, 2008
Language: English
ISBN: 1419685759
Product Length: 8.25 inches
Product Width: 0.18 inches
Product Height: 8.25 inches
Package Length: 8.25 inches
Package Width: 8.25 inches
Package Height: 0.18 inches
Package Weight: 0.44 pounds
Average Customer Rating: based on 5 reviews

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2 of 2 found the following review helpful:

5What an Inspiring Journey!  Jan 27, 2008
By F. Hanafin Elliott
What an inspiring journey for caregivers! This book presents a beautifully photographed trip, taken by a caring man, as a brief respite from his 24/7 job as caregiver for his lovely wife, Corky.

It serves as an inspiration for any and all caregivers; it places the situation of a caregiver into a sensitive and loving perspective.

The message I took from the book is that being a caregiver does not mean giving up a life - instead, it means expanding two lives.

1 of 1 found the following review helpful:

5An Inspirational story of dedication  Dec 13, 2009
By Linda Pendleton "Author"
This book is a story of love and dedication. It is also the story of the challenges of life. Ted Grussing embarks on a "Respite Break," long overdue in his many years of caregiving 24/7 for his wife, Corky. Corky was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1966.

In January of 2006, with only a few days off here and there in fourteen years of his full caregiving, Ted, with Corky's blessing, takes a ten day journey cross country, by private plane and rail, visiting their daughter and family on the East coast, and their other daughter and family on the West coast.

Along the way Ted shares stories of his adventures and includes beautiful photographs of his journey.

After Ted's return home to Sedona, Arizona, he and Corky bought a two-seat motor glider and they are often in the skies over Sedona and Northern Arizona, soaring on air currents like the hawks and eagles, always enjoying life and nature despite life's challenges.

You might want to check out Ted Grussing's photo calendars, too.
Sedona Pathways 2010
From The Air - 2010

1 of 1 found the following review helpful:

5MORE THAN YOU THINK  Jan 30, 2008
By David H. Graham
If you learn nothing else from this book, it is that caregiving can take any shape or form, depending on the persons and circumstances. There are no limits as to when, where or how long. But do it, for the wellbeing of both.

The other thing I learned was that to live in a place of incredible beauty like Sedona, AZ is one thing; to experience Ted and Corky's caregiving relationship is like icing on the cake or snow on the mountaintop.

You have never experienced anything like it, and never will again. That includes the book itself - the pictures, the story, the fulness and joy of caregiving.

David H. Graham
Minister, friend and astonished observer

1 of 1 found the following review helpful:

5Ten Days in January A Journey  Feb 07, 2008
By David H. Bill, D.D.S.
This delightful book briefly tells the story of a man who is taking a cross country trip as a respite from the full time care of his wife who has had MS for over forty years. In just a few pages of text, Ted manages to give the reader a sense of the daily struggles and joys of the caregiver and the love he continues to have for his wife, Corky. The photography is fantastic! The narrative that goes along with the photos is light and entertaining. I really enjoyed it!

1 of 1 found the following review helpful:

5lovely travelogue  Feb 20, 2008
By Dr. E. C. Mariano "Dr Connie"
Thoroughly enjoyed this lovely travelogue of devoted husband and caregiver Ted during his brief respite from taking care of his beloved wife Corky who suffers from multiple sclerosis. Ted travels cross country to visit daughters on each coast and along the way documents his trip with lovely photographs and commentary. Throughout his journey, Corky is with him in spirit.

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