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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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 have an older sister, but that isn't the same. I want an older brother to care for me and be like a second father when most of the time my dad isn't, I want an older brother to...
    awayfromlife awayfromlife 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 18

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    i actually do have an older brother but i feel like the more grown up. he wasnt there to care for men be a role.model... but okok not everyone has a sibbling. i appreciate it. and...
    energymustmove energymustmove 18-21, F Apr 18

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    All of my friends, Come to see me last night, I was laying in my bed and dying, Anybody know, From sin and jill, Say the weather down here so fine, Just in the wind, Came running...
    thomasxoxo thomasxoxo 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    My partner is Diabetic, and recently I have told her how proud of her i have been about the healthy choices shes been making and how good she was doing so i have been getting her...
    SystemK SystemK 22-25, F Apr 25

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    i trusted some one who taught me to never trust another one else ...
    Smile3ee Smile3ee 16-17, F Apr 6

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    Cherish every moment you spend with the ones you love because some day they will leave you and you'll wish you had spend more time with them when you had the chance
    RebeccaMontero RebeccaMontero 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 17

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    alot of the time im the one taking care of my older brother
    psfromthestars psfromthestars 16-17, F Apr 18

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    Two weeks ago I lost my nan, she was like a second mum to me. I'm 25 and she's the first person I've lost who I was close to! Every now and then I forget, forget she's gone, that I...
    XMissunderstoodx XMissunderstoodx 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 14

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    Idk if a year is recent but my mother in-law passed away from a heart attack last year and I miss her so much. sometimes I feel guilty for feeling so bad because she isn't my mom...
    mpthatsme mpthatsme 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I may not have a brother and this guy might be about 4 years younger than I am, BUT he is protective and 6 feet tall and we're close so I'll take him as a my brother any day. He's...
    ClaireH19 ClaireH19 18-21, F Apr 17

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    I'm a younger child but my older sibling is a girl. But because we're so close in age, the fact that she can't even stand up for herself, and that she doesn't talk to me, makes me...
    Tsubaki16 Tsubaki16 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 18

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    I've never had a cat though.... I really want one too.. I don't know if I'm allergic though. All my family has is dogs which I'm quite content with....but I'd love to have a kitty...
    ImaPrincess344 ImaPrincess344 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 19

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    I'm 15 and I told my friends I'm going for an ultrasound because I might have ovarian cancer and one friend said you'll be fine then they all starting talking about this party at...
    abby9305 abby9305 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 27

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    I haven't seen my sister in over a year, she doesn't want to know me. I don't know what happened to our movie nights or the times I could walk down the hall way tap on her door and...
    Georgedinozzoo97 Georgedinozzoo97 18-21, F Apr 13

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    So it's that time once again to be threw with another. I don't like feeling trapped, and 3 is only a charm when done without spiteful others. You might think I fell for the story...
    Isis27 Isis27 36-40 2 Responses Apr 28

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    I had a friend who told me that I didn't have any friends who didn't serve a purpose for me. I argued because I thought he meant I was shallow, but in the end, I agreed with him...
    karlmartink karlmartink 36-40, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Bye carter, enjoy life on the other side Carter jones- 1993-2014
    thomasxoxo thomasxoxo 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Miss you Nan. "we know you'd be with us today, if heaven wasn't so far away"
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F Apr 7

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    My granny's funeral is tomorrow. I'm not really nervous, even feeling a little odd. I haven't really progressed her passing yet.
    absenceofsound absenceofsound 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    Last night, or rather just now, I had a nightmare with my dad's death. I can't go back to sleep now. I'm too scared.
    ChiaXUno ChiaXUno 18-21, F Apr 24

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    My dad's dad has passed away last couple of weeks ago and I am sad to see him go. He has taught me how to bowl a little faster. And I miss him so much.
    f4l3a8t4s f4l3a8t4s 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    You know what I find funny? That there was a point in time where you had a best friend and told them everything and now they dont even text to see if you're okay or even text you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Apr 7

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    I put others needs in front of mine. I don't like seeing people who are hurt. So I try to help as much as I can.
    randomart4lives randomart4lives 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    I need some friend advice can someone help me out?
    Manda661310 Manda661310 16-17, F 5 Responses Apr 9

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    Even though I have two older stepsisters, I really want a big brother to talk to when I have a crush on a boy, just to get into the mind of a boy.
    jellyfishz jellyfishz 13-15, T Apr 18

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    I'm the oldest child and I would do anything to have a older brother to love and look up to
    AlexShy13 AlexShy13 13-15, M 2 Responses Apr 18

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    Don't confuse being realistic with being heartless. Just saying. I'm a bit of both.
    AlricVirgil AlricVirgil 26-30, M a week ago

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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 8 hrs ago

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    I'm a nurturing, guiding, protecting daddy who is looking for a little to give herself to me completely while knowing she will be unconditionally loved, cared for, and disciplined...
    GoldenNards GoldenNards 22-25, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Hi everyone, there's something I need to get of my chest and it's killing me. I'm a 27 year old woman who recently got out of a relationship with a muslim man. I met him about 7...
    Katef88 Katef88 22-25 1 Response Apr 8

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    I met my husband in high school and we've been inseparable ever since. At first our love was one in a million, we'd spend hours on the phone, hours telling each other how much we...
    stupidlove00 stupidlove00 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 17

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    I can't believe everyone have that one special and important person in their life that seems to walk out of our lives with so many reasons or one. I am a brokenhearted teenager...
    XxCuTiE14xX XxCuTiE14xX 16-17, F Apr 19

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    I hate my father . I hate myself . Many times I wonder , if I die , would people actually give a damn or would they laugh away . I can't tell you how many nights I've gone to sleep...
    vintagebabe12345 vintagebabe12345 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 25

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    Without being loved and appreciated, then what makes you ever feel like there's any motivation to continue? What need is there to live if you have no love with anyone at all and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 13

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    It's actually begin as a very awkward acquaintance thing between me and my senior that developed as both of us were forced to do the same thing once a week. I've never had the...
    Myownchris Myownchris 18-21 Apr 7

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