Elderly Caregiver - Burned out!
Been care giving to both my parents now 5 years...dad finally passed in February, mom is now bedridden and completely helpless. I work full time and try and do the best I can.
I have such resentment that I do this all without help from my brother, as he seems to not get it...or he sees it, and is just in denial. I am angry that 5 years of my life have been in the care giving role, and everything I have wanted to do is put on hold.
It will be a blessing when my mom passes, as she is just existing, and is not really living, has to be diapered, fed, and cleaned by myself or someone(she is on hospice)it is an exhausting time in my life, and I hope and pray when she is gone, I can heal from all of this...
I pray the guilt, resentment and anger will go away and I can then live a better life in taking care of myself. Care givers are truly an over looked group of people who don't have the emotional support and help they really need.