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I Care For An Elderly Loved One

Caregiving for parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, a close non-relative, this forum is not limited to those who care for a parent or parents. 39 People

    The Come Back Grandpa

    So, this is my first post, I was just desperately need to share this story of mine somewhere. and thank god I found EP <3 here it is.. about 11 or 12 years ago my grandpa (from my mom's side) leave his family. he was the only person that could get the family money. Not that...
    RainaHarvard RainaHarvard 16-17, F Jan 12, 2012

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    We have hit a "bump in the road",

    over the period of about six months I have started to care for an elderly parent. Things happened suddenly and now I am sharing the responsibility of full time care with my sibling. We rotate every two weeks. My priorities changed quickly and I am finding this time...
    cheersfromaz cheersfromaz 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 23, 2014

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    Saving Someone You Love......

    my father is 72 years old with several medical conditions one being mod-severe aortic stenosis. over the past few months his symptoms seem to be getting worse. the problem is he would never survive traditionally surgery. I am hoping to hear other patients stories and experiences...
    ella0528 ella0528 41-45, F Mar 19, 2012

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    Video Calling To Help Care For Elderly Parents?

    We are conducting some research into how video calling could help care for elderly relatives. We've built a box that turns the TV into a really simple video calling device. We'd like to know if this could help families with older relatives? If so please tell your story below...
    MattSimmonds MattSimmonds 22-25, M Jul 8, 2013

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    I Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way.

    My grandfather was born in 1918 and up until several weeks ago had been living alone. Over the last several years, though, his home has been broken into; the first time, he was assaulted (and was well into his eighties when it happened). My children are 18, 17, and 17 and...
    afreimann afreimann 41-45, F Jan 2, 2011

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    My Sweet Uncle

    I was honored to have cared for my late Uncle 24/7 in his home from March of 2012 until this past December before he went into nursing care (when his medical condition exceeded my ability to care for him by myself). We laid the gentleman to rest on January 8th, 2013, in the plot...
    afreimann afreimann 41-45, F Jan 10, 2013

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    I'm back in my mothers home caring

    for her, My home is in another state. I have not lived here in over 20 years. Today I was taking her to an appointment. We were chatting in the car. I asked her, mom - that new building over there, do you know what it is? Her answer was, "that's somewhere where young...
    cheersfromaz cheersfromaz 51-55, F Oct 29, 2014

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    In loving memory of grandma Joyce and my cousin like a little brother Stevie gee. I love you both more then you'll ever know. Today's so hard. Knowing one of you was on the...
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 1 Response May 13

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    Good bye forever to my 2 grandpa. lolo bert and lolo remy may you both rest in peace. we love u see you in the nextlife
    whatthehecc whatthehecc 22-25, F 1 Response May 20

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    Tbh idk what I'll do when my parents pass away. It scares me even just thinking about , and I don't think I'll ever be mentally/ emotionally ready for the day it happens.
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    is it weird that my ex-husband messages me more than my current boyfriend? My ex-husband left me for a married woman with 3 kids. Two years later, all my hatred for him has...
    moonstruckdelight moonstruckdelight 41-45, F May 21

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    A girl from my past, I felt like we connected so easily. She made me laugh and smile more than I did in years. I made her some really "great" jokes, we talked about music a lot...
    DoorMattress DoorMattress 13-15, M May 10

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    Maybe because I want this aswell done towards me?.
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M May 14

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    my girlfriend died in december 07. she was only 43.
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    My dad's dad has passed away a month ago and I miss him so much, because he served in the Navy. When I heard the trumpet sound, that's when I started crying. And then he taught me...
    Meghantrainatic4384 Meghantrainatic4384 22-25, F May 21

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    It's me. I was diagnosed 5/22/2015 Have to return Friday may 29th
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    Touch that girl again, I will come find you.... You sick SOB
    Imhungrytoo Imhungrytoo 51-55, M 1 Response a week ago

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    "If I kill you, your other sons will come and seek revenge." "They will." "Then I will kill them too." Who can guess where this is from? :')
    justthat1girl99 justthat1girl99 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    No, I will rip off your hands if you touch my people...!!!
    Pain24 Pain24 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    Hell, I'll hurt anyone that hurts someone else.
    PendulEmPlum PendulEmPlum 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    If ANY MAN with ill-intentions, were to lay a finger on my best friend EVER AGAIN...I swear on all that is good and just in this world, that his Mother would not even recognize her...
    shaybaby26 shaybaby26 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    If you DARE break my sister's heart, I swear I will BREAK YOUR BONES. And possibly burn your soul.
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    I want that special girl I can spend my time with.
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    As 1 whoR17;s usually wanted to go to Turkey, by using a spouse and children and parents, this looks like quite possibly the most perfect strategy to vacation. And I love The truth...
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    I need to get this off my chest, and since I can't say this to him I will here... Am I a terrible person? This is what I keep asking myself as the thoughts in my mind twist and...
    LonelySnake LonelySnake 18-21, F 4 Responses May 11

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    hello everyone I am starting to feel like the little trust I have in people its vanishing, I am not the kind of person that give up very easly but in my 27 years old, I can't find...
    hunteroz hunteroz 26-30, M 1 Response May 6

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    Recently having to remove myself from a toxic relationship , I sacrificed everything for someone to help them, we grew close emotionally physically but on the side she had apparent...
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    May be I was dumb to take your anormal behavior as love towards me.. I just love the way you are.. when you look back one day You will see me waiting for your company.. I'll never...
    alekya99 alekya99 16-17, F May 20

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    I was deceived n2 loving a 1st time mother that has Borderline Personality Disorder w/ Narsacistic atributes.I married this woman knowing all along what it was all because i was so...
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