Love Mom, but Losing my Sanity
(Roseville ,MI USA)
I am primary caregiver for my 82-yr-old mom. Two brothers,both out-of-state,neither contributes any type of help. They are absolutely clueless regarding the emotional,physical,psychological,and monetary toll this 24/7 responsibility is taking on their sister. Mom is bed bound due to arthritis,I wait on her hand and foot,the workload is becoming too much.
Sometimes I look at my mom and she looks like a helpless child and I start to cry, or sometimes I remember how she once was so full of life,and wish we could go back. I have a friend I've known nearly 40 years who has offered no help,nor have any of my cousins, who mom was very good to.
I was a nurse for 30 years,but nothing prepares you for caring for a loved one,especially with such little support. Will pray for us all.