I Am a Caretaker Neglecting Myself

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    In 2011 my fiancee was diagnosed with ovarian

    cancer. I had noone to help me care for her. I took a leave of absence from work, she had one ovary removed and went through 6 rounds of chemo. In 2012 she was in remission. I returned to work as did she. 3 months passed and she found a lump....breast cancer. Still with no help...
    caretaker66 caretaker66
    51-55, M
    Dec 29, 2013

    Exhausted, But Love My Job

    I am working 6 days a week, more than full time. Sometimes 12 or 15 hours a day. I love taking care of the person, but I'm exhausted. I am hardly home, I have 2 kids, and it's hard. But, she enjoys my company. It is worth it though.
    GurLfromVA GurLfromVA
    26-30, F
    Sep 6, 2011

    I've Given Up On Family

    I have 3 brothers and a sister.  My Mom is 84 and still getting around pretty well.  She's on the verge of running out of money for her house payment and, since one of my brothers says he's filthy rich, I've asked him if he can loan her the money to pay off the house...
    drkathy drkathy
    2 Responses Mar 2, 2008
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