I Want My Life Back....

I am going to be 60 this year. Up until this time last year I had a pretty good life. then: my brother died/committed suicide, my mother has been diagnoses with dementia and my daughter with Type 1 Diabetes has just come out of the hospital after 4 months. I have no other family and have become the family "caretake". After months of endless dr. appts, and other misc. duties.....I want my life back. 

except:

 

my daughter isn't on her feet and requires constant attention because of all the meds she has to take and my mother is "slipping" quickly. I haven't worked for over a year.

 

Suggestions please....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

wallygirl wallygirl
56-60, F
1 Response Feb 12, 2010

I'm not sure if you're even still on this site since your story was posted February of 2010, but I just wanted to tell you that you're not alone. I took care of my grandma for 9 years in my home and it was the most stressful thing I have ever done, but also, the most rewarding. She had Alzheimer's and died 21 months ago. I am 27 years old and have literally put my life on hold to be able to care for her, with the help of my parents and sister. But now it's a struggle to get my own life together and I'm beginning to panic about it. Anyway, I just wanted to tell you that it will get better and you are not alone. For 9 years I was alone, and if I had someone tell me that I wasn't alone it would have been a great life line...so, you are not alone.