Mum

by Karen
(Nottingham)

I think for me is seeing a once happy independent carefree parent going out and about on daily walks now barely able to move about without being in pain.


My mum said her mind feels young but her body old and she hates it. She is really not able to get out alone as she sits listening to radio and sits and looks at outside TV screen seeing who come's in and out of her flat other than that unless she has a visitor she on her own.

It's heartbreaking seeing your mum get weak frail and so unhappy she got weighted last week she's just six stone three and no appetite. She constantly says I can't wait till I get better and can walk better but doctor thinks that won't happen and mums in denial.

I want to make mum happy but since she got diagnosed with large clot on her lungs her whole personality changed since then She keeps getting urinary infections and had a bad fall. She got under active thyroid and not eating much. She refuses to get home help or help with cooking.

I have three older brothers but they said it's only me that my mum listens to.... I'm 42 and live in a different town, no car, no job, have son. They got cars, money and all work. Can someone comment on how to encourage a parent to mix more rather than sit alone in chair all day?

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Elder Care Anger and Resentment.


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

© Copyright evSky Incorporated 2008-2019 | 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. Worn out in Wyoming

    Apr 22, 19 04:34 PM

    I am 72 caring for a 78 year old husband, who has had stroke, brain tumor and more health concerns the last 6 years, but he is battling to regain as much

    Read More

  2. SURVIVAL

    Apr 22, 19 04:32 PM

    After approximately 15 years of spousal caregiving of a picky, difficult caregiver I'm still learning the hard way and barely surviving sanely...I offer

    Read More

  3. Doing the Heavy Lifting

    Apr 22, 19 04:30 PM

    Boy am I glad I found this page. It does help somewhat to know what we are feeling and experiencing is shared by others. I even laughed out loud at some

    Read More