Feeling Stressed: Father with Parkinson's refuses help
I have been the caregiver for my father who has Parkinson’s for more than 10 years. My father refuses to have any help, even from family. He depends on me to do everything. I feel that since my father feels trapped in the house, that I should be as well. The only break I somewhat get is when I go to work, but that is not much of a break. When I try to make plans to get out of the house for a few hours, my father always makes me feel bad or guilty about it, to the point that I end up canceling my plans & stay with him. Just recently, I was trying to make arrangements to fulfill my life long dream of going to Walt Disney World, but it was starting to can more problems then I intended or wanted, so once again, I canceled my plans. I have been feeling so stress out that I have been experiencing chest pains for a couple of weeks now. I feel that something has to give soon, before I loss my mind.