I Am Caregiver to My Mother

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    I Am A Caregiver Going Crazy!

    I take care of my elderly Mother who is very ill and in constant pain. She is afraid if I leave the house and feels safer with me in the room. Please do not advise that I need to get out as that does not work for me as first of all I worry too much and we live far from home in a...
    GeorgeGranfield GeorgeGranfield
    51-55
    1 Response Sep 26, 2010

    It Scares Me

    I'm an only child, very close to my mom.  She is 81 and has severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA).  Since my husband and I separated late last year, we have been living together.  I knew she was having a hard time - but not until these past few months have I realized just how hard...
    imabear imabear
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Mar 26, 2012

    Role Reversal In Caring For Mother

    What a role reversal!  I don't feel at all cut out to be in the role of caring for my own mother.  No one prepares you for this!  I can't bear seeing my mother in such a sad, dependent state.  When I see my mother suffering, I feel so sick to my stomach...
    chiak chiak
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Feb 18, 2009

    My mother has been physically disabled

    for about 20 years and I've spent most of the last 13 as her only caregiver. But a few years ago she was diagnosed with cancer and recently she was admitted to a local hospice program, but only as an outpatient because their facility isn't equipped to handle specific combined...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 12, 2015
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