Caring for Elderly Mother
My mother, who is 84, lived with us for a month recently after a long hospital stay, and expected to be waited on hand, foot and finger, constantly calling out as soon as she wanted attention, and being upset if I wasn't immediately available.
She is now in hospital again for a minor problem, but we have to consider whether bringing her back here is desirable and sensible. I work hard as a tutor, getting home at 9 at night, my husband also has a full time job and council duties, and our two sons don't want the responsibility.
She has turned away carers in the past, and seems to think that family can cater for all her needs.
I have to see a chiropractor tomorrow because I have back pain as a result of helping my mother to dress etc.
I haven't been able to swim for weeks because of this situation, and that time is very important to me. I love my mother but I need someone to listen to me.