Standing my Ground
91-year old only child mother is in skilled nursing facility due to dementia and inability to walk alone. Second time in 2 years. Three hospitalizations in 2 years. It is expected of me to take care of her if she gets released. I am a polio survivor and have had 2 compression fractures in my lower back. Brother is not expected to do anything...not even visit.
I am 65 and do my best to stay healthy, just retired after working for 40+ years and want to travel some while I am still able to walk.I have dug in my heels and am just refusing to take on 24/7 care. The guilt is terrible but I feel like it is just a matter of survival.