I Have a Sick Parent

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    I'm so broken up. My dad has had Multiple

    Sclerosis for over 10 years, but this last year has been worse than the previous 1 combined. He's my rock and my strength. I admire him more than anyone else in the world. He is intelligent and kind and a good man. And now he's turning into someone I don't know. I can't talk...
    tamstar417 tamstar417
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 17, 2014

    My mom was diagnosed with emphysema 1 year ago.

    I struggle with the thought of losing her every day. It is the hardest thing to watch her struggle to breath at times. I am scared I am not strong enough to handle this is what ever the future has to bring.
    Jamielynn228 Jamielynn228
    36-40, F
    Oct 26, 2015


    My mom has been battling multiple sclerosis and it's recently feeling unfair that not only does she have to have her life taken away from her as she is too sick to even be herself but me and my family are suffering too. I miss the days my mom would drive me to school, cook...
    Niamey Niamey
    2 Responses Dec 3, 2011

    We children vision our mothers

    and fathers to be like super heroes, well my mom is and honestly she shows me that even though she has end stage renal failure that she is more powerful then any super hero. Often she lives her life in pain due to a doctors mistakes and even then she can smile and laugh at...
    John2526 John2526
    36-40, M
    Mar 18, 2016

    Very Suddenly

    It all started on what was supposed to be a relatively happy Friday. I was taking the last final of my college career (history), and I thought I heard my phone vibrate several times. Since I was in the middle of an exam, I obviously couldn't answer my phone. As soon as I finished...
    LimeGreenGirl LimeGreenGirl
    22-25, F
    May 12, 2011

    My dad has been blind

    for almost 3 years. This has affected me in ways i would've never even thought could affect me. Everyday he gets mad at every single thing me or my mom or 10 year old sister do all because of his medicine. We tried so hard to raise money and started fundraisers for this...
    angelinamaria angelinamaria
    18-21, F
    Sep 13, 2014

    Hi so to start. when I was little my mom was

    very sick, the doc. couldn't figure out what she had, if God hadn't healed her she would have died. She had many good healthy years. But then about a year ago she got sick, and it triggered this sickness again. She gets really bad muscle spasms, they thought she had fibromyalgia...
    dannygirl656 dannygirl656
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 16, 2015

    My mom has kidney disease.

    She was diagnosed with it when I was eleven (sixteen now) and after she had my little sister. I'm one of five kids now and although everything is okay with her right now I still worry a lot. Like if she's gone for too long I worry she's in the hospital. I know she's not going to...
    hellotheredarling42 hellotheredarling42
    22-25, F
    Feb 15, 2014

    How do I even begin, how do I

    even tell the story I need to tell. My mother is a drug addict, mentally ill, and physically ill, due to her immense substance abuse and other factors she has diabetes, heart problems, and a rare illness known as scleroderma, in addition she is schizophrenic, border-line, and is...
    ZeronOne ZeronOne
    31-35, M
    Mar 8, 2016

    My Mom Has Multiple Sclerosis

    It's hard. It's been difficult because I have to take care of my younger sister, and also my older sister who has down syndrome. My mom was a super mom and now because of her being sick she has trouble doing normal things, like folding laundry. It has really taken a toll on our...
    carolinadarling carolinadarling
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jan 27, 2013


    The nights she cries and it comes through the walls are the worst. I can hear her sobs all night as I lay in bed. It's a sound of desperation and makes me want to cry with her. I used to check on her every once in awhile, just to make sure she was ok. I would stand by the door...
    queer4clockwork queer4clockwork
    3 Responses Nov 17, 2011

    My Life Can't Halt For Hers.

    It hurts that I can no longer be in my mothers life. Its hurts much more that she has convinced my few other family members that i've turned agains them. She used to be a business woman, involved in some government work, things that kept her busy enough to allow someone else...
    aliceXIONU aliceXIONU
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 6, 2012

    The Quest Of 4ever : Life

    I have loved, I have lost. I have cared and I have hated. I am angry and confused and I don't know what to do. I have no idea where to start from. My story?..... Well its far too long. its on going and never ending that's for sure. my house is NOT NORMAL. So its quite normal for...
    holdingon4u holdingon4u
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 11, 2012
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