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Dec 31, 2019 · Meet fellow Caregivers - Introduce yourself in Caregivers

Hello Arlene! I think you're a rock-star! Blessings for you and all you do for your husband. I am 55 and my father's primary caregiver.

Dec 31, 2019 · Meet fellow Caregivers - Introduce yourself in Caregivers

Hi there! Thank you so much for your response. My mother was my father's caregiver until May when she became so exhausted she could barely move. Doctor appointments and testing started at that point and I just started grocery shopping and doing random house chores for my parents. She hated that she couldn't care for herself. Thankfully my father had home health care and a private caregiver for an extra 10-12 hours a week so I wasn't thrown right into caregiving. Eventually I started staying with my parents through the week and my brother on the weekends. My mother passed very quickly from pancreatic and liver cancer (10 days after diagnosis). A month later my husband & I moved my dad to our house. I'm very blessed to have a husband who helps in my father's care. I have only recently started taking a short walk 3-4 times a week. I have some health challenges myself so I'm starting slow. I have a tendency to isolate and I actually am experiencing guilt because I don't cry very often because I'm missing my mom. I usually cry when I get mad about my situation. My friend tell me to look at it like "I get to take care of my dad". My son tells me to "feel my feelings" because that's what his mom told him <grin>.
I apologize for once again rambling. Happy New Year 💕

Dec 31, 2019 · Meet fellow Caregivers - Introduce yourself in Caregivers

Thank you so much for your kind words. I am grateful to have found yall.
My parents lived in their home over 40 years. There were boxes of photos that my mom had started going through. There were also bills, paperwork, expired credit cards, and every greeting card my dad had gotten since 1979. I have sworn I would not do this same thing to my children.
I'm sorry to ramble.

Dec 30, 2019 · Meet fellow Caregivers - Introduce yourself in Caregivers

Hello! My name is Monica and since August (my mother passed away), I'm the primary caregiver to my 86yo father. Life as I know it has changed. I've been able to set aside many of the feelings that have surfaced because I recently sold their home and am now in the final stages of getting everything cleared out. Today I've experienced so many emotions. I've not choice but to feel my feelings because they will come out sideways.
Blessings to all! I look forward in getting to know your stories.

Dec 30, 2019 · Holiday and Grieving in Loss & Grief

I have no words of wisdom for you except to feel your feelings. My mom passed four months ago and I've had so much to do I've managed to muscle through the process. Today has been an emotional day for me. I don't like it but I do know it's going to come out regardless. I wish you love & light.