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. 



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.