Caregivers are Angels in disguise or in tshirts and jogging pants ,lol


(Illinois)

While the other 5 siblings have jobs, medical problems and a LIFE... I have done all the care, all of it from bathing ..shots ... financial... housework. Whilst being under a microscope I have followed my heart all the way.


I have however picked up the "rebellious attitude" and have done some pretty stupid things this past year that I myself am ashamed of financially. Its nothing that can't be fixed but in the meantime all the eyes have the "told you so" in them and that's typical.

I have been doing all this myself with both parents for 5 years and it always ends up only my responsibility. No one else even thinks they should be responsible. It doesn't fit into their schedules. A visit once in a while but usually not even that.

My mother passed away a couple of years back and since I am not the golden child with my father I am treated as his personal worker and anything he can do to show his power over my patience is unbelievable. I want to speak up but risking his health is not an option and no matter what, I remember the man that raised me so I will ALWAYS be there and hope that a higher power gives me the extra strength to deal with all of these problems and my own problems I bring on myself.

I am very proud of myself for endurance I never thought I had and the other siblings have offered assistance but not for the difficult things and its usually advice on how to do, not how can I help?

God Bless you all and whenever terrible thoughts arise , remember what made you the caring person that you are to go to such extremes and I know that someone has a special plan for us all. No matter how difficult things seem there is always tomorrow and there will always be a big smile when you least expect it from sometimes the least expected :) trust your own heart..... its in the right place.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Caregiver Stress.


Home | Site Map | About | Contact | Privacy Policy | Disclosure

© Copyright evSky Incorporated 2008-2018 | All Rights Reserved


Eldercare for

Aging Parents

Are you having a difficult time with being the "Caregiver" for Mom and Dad?

Click Here to Read What Others are Saying and Leave a Comment About Your Own Experiences....

Or Start your Own Discussion Page!

Recent Articles

  1. Mom and Dad 90 and 89 need me to help - D64

    Nov 13, 18 02:05 PM

    Dad is in denial of Moms Dementia , he doesn't know about her dementia because she is with him a lot and he is too kind to be abused at this age , also

    Read More

  2. Hurt Feelings

    Nov 13, 18 02:04 PM

    My story is about my partners mum. She lives near Newcastle and is 86 with dementia. His younger brother lives near to her whereas we live 180 miles away.

    Read More

  3. Shallow, Hallow, Empty...

    Oct 31, 18 10:37 AM

    We share in the care taking of his mother. She has dementia & Alzheimer's...He's the middle son of four. He was the chosen one in his mom's inappropriate

    Read More