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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

    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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    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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    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'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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    Related Experiences

    I know this looks really bad, but please don't judge me. I was 17 when I started working as a waitress in a restaurant in my hometown. One day, as I was about to leave work and...
    ironwoman45 ironwoman45 26-30, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Wealthy bought. Wealthy run. But no reward for workers. No concern for workers broken. Collect pay back from workers But dont support their health Or help government...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 11 hrs ago

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    I'm shell shocked today. I came across a hard drive with all my computer pix dating back to 2004. My wedding, the births of my children, our moves from house to house, our...
    BrandysGood BrandysGood 31-35, F 10 Responses 1 day ago

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    I just seen about 4 hours fixing my grandmas 30 year stupid toilet that was probably the most aggravating thing I've ever had to fix
    grem21 grem21 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I lost my stepdad. I miss him so much.
    Shelbylaynb Shelbylaynb 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    My bestfriend hung himself on 11.11.11. I miss him more than anything. I would do anything just to be able to see or talk to him one last time, and maybe to even try to talk him...
    NettyHope NettyHope 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    i give back too...it's always nice to feel appreciated :)
    saravonpein saravonpein 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    i met the love of my life almost 6 years ago. he was the sweetest gentle sensitive man. he proposed 6 months in and i honestly thought my dreams were coming true. i was the...
    akyesnomaybe akyesnomaybe 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I hope kaiya gets better soon :'( this is like the 5th time in 2months she's been rushed to hospital. I'm worried for her and little Kelani😫😫
    SaffronJade SaffronJade 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    My husband is dying of a motor neuron disease. Right now, he cannot walk and is on a ventilator 24 hrs. We have been married for thirty years. We love each other very much. We...
    dmur dmur 56-60, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I care, I do care and love her, but I literally can’t be with her because of my family and it breaks my heart that she’s hurting because of it. I hate that I’m the source of...
    Alexacutie Alexacutie 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I dunno if I'll ever forgive myself for that fight the last time I saw my uncle. Before he died. It's been 8 years. I hope he knows I love him.
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Specially on internet. I mean, I don't even know you. I may have sympathy or empathy for you for sharing same experiencies or just because I find you a really nice person. And it...
    Blackberries Blackberries 26-30, F a week ago

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    Breast cancer took my mother in 2013
    NiceGuyRi NiceGuyRi 18-21, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    I lost my grandma to lung cancer when I was 6. I lost my grandpa to the same thing when I was 13. My dad died 4 months before I was born.. I'd do anything to have a chance with all...
    JustDevy JustDevy 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    i lost my Mother to breast cancer 14 years ago
    bigtreez bigtreez 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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    My hero, my idol, my first friend, father. He taught what it means to be a father, to be a man, and how to be a friend. When the world came crashing down, it was his simple wisdom...
    SlideSquare SlideSquare 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 26

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    My Grandfather died of lung cancer. I was in the same room with him the day he left this world. A single tear rolled down his cheek as he exhaled his last breath. Even after over...
    BrokenAngel38 BrokenAngel38 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    My mum passed away nearly five months ago with a rare form of ovarian cancer. I miss her like crazy, she wasn't only a mum she was my best friend, I don't know what to do with...
    labyrinthandinfinity labyrinthandinfinity 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    I wish I could find a nice guy who will care for me and love me through thick and then.
    Jones62 Jones62 16-17, M 4 Responses Jul 25

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    This is the second time I've lost her the first time I was lied to then now and its over for me I have nothing to live for. My best friend has become so distant because he is...
    oharu oharu 13-15 1 Response Jul 25

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    I've lost 5 loved family members in a time period of 2 months. Ugh.
    00dom00 00dom00 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 24

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    Life always seems to have a different plan for you than the one you come up with. You put your ducks in a row, rub your hands together, and get ready to jump into the water just...
    SunshineMel SunshineMel 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    Last year i found out my cousin has cancer, i hate knowing i cant do anything about it, my granddad died of cancer, I'm sick of losing people, in 2011 alone i lost 5 people, and i...
    KillaSparks KillaSparks 16-17, F Jul 23

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    I am a nurse, and I met my boyfriend at my hospital a year ago. We have been together for 7 months, and today he left for basic training. He is currently a PJ applicant in the...
    mkgestone mkgestone 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I am a nurse, and I met my boyfriend at my hospital a year ago. We have been together for 7 months, and today he left for basic training. He is currently a PJ applicant in the...
    mkgestone mkgestone 26-30, F Jul 21

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    Mark ,Brad ,Edna ,Carl ,,,you will all live forever in my heart till I see you again ,Rest In Peace ,,, Brad Fischer Edna Floyd Mark ---my baby brother Carl Tipton https...
    rckt148 rckt148 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    It is a cycle... Maybe, I am not good enough... As always... I guess I am used to it since I was a kid... I have to do something first to be able to feel loved and cared for... As...
    maleficent08 maleficent08 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    Life or death situations can be terrifying. Because if you die, your loved ones could be next. While in the city my mothers car broke down at around 10 at night (we were traveling...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 19

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    I care more than he realizes
    amymayoral01 amymayoral01 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    She might not know it, but I care for her more than she thinks...
    demspritezyo demspritezyo 18-21, M Jul 17

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    I have always had abandonment issues since as far as i can remember do to being adopted....an ive always had an energetic ability out of the norm.once loosing my fiance at age 21...
    strivingAngel strivingAngel 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 17

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    Sometimes I think I am. Sometimes I think I am close enough to being cared for to that degree by someone else that they would want to be there for a long time. Then they disappear...
    Saintlysinner Saintlysinner 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 17

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    "If the boy who draws lets you look over his shoulder. If the poet smiles and shows you her words. If the girl who sings for the shower only hums a song in front of you. Know that...
    TjDee TjDee 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16

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