All Alone and No One Cares
My 87 year old father has lived in a house at the back of our property for 13 years (since my mother died). Our place was the best place since we had the room on our property for the house.
I have 2 sisters. One lives out of state and the other lives in same town as father and me (about 2 miles away). The out of state sister comes about 4 times a year but always has her own agenda (eating out with friends, seeing other relatives, shopping, etc.) while she is here 4-5 days each visit.
She stays with my sister, not me and not my father. She does not work but is the nanny for her daughter who has a very high profile husband.
She uses excuses not to come that she has to help her daughter with functions or take care of the kids. She also has a son in Florida and flies to see him every 2 months.
My sister who lives here is scatter-brained. Her husband is a very successful business man and demands a great deal of her time as well as her daughter who has 3 children. Everything is more important than my father.
I run the family business and my father comes to the office every day. I also own my business. He has one employee and I have one employee. We share the same office space with each having their own office.
My husband has peripheral neuropathy and is in constant pain. When not deal with my father and my business demands, my husband is hurting, complaining, etc.
I have no life. All my friends have died or have a life and do not want me to burden them with my problems. Now, my assistant has colon cancer that has metasticized and I do not know how much longer I will have her. She is a jewel and is the only one who makes my days sane.
I do not think I can take all this stress much longer. I take Pristiq, Deplin, Xanax, Clonazapam, plus Crestor, Benicar and vitamins. I am in relatively good health, but am tired all the time.
I can find no help or answers.