Caring For Mom (Chrionic Pain - Spinal Stenosis)
I feel very relieved to of found this sight. I spend many nights up so to have away to vent my thoughts and feelings and to be able to share with others in the same situation is a true blessing.
I have been caring for my Mom for a couple of years now. But the last six months have been really hard. She has been diagnosed with sever spinal stenosis and manic with phycotic episodes. But since July 4, her health continues to go down her spine is collapsing and her mobility is very poor. It takes to two to get her up now and she can only sit in a chair all day. And it is sad she seems to of lost all interest. She use to love to read and now her vision is failing also. I have tried everything I know but it is hard to lift her spirits. The hospital bed came this week and everytime she has to give up one more thing she seems to go deeper into herself. She endures a tremdous amount of pain constantly everyday. The doctors have tried several procedures but so far none has worked. We go next week for another procedure this one is suppose to have a better success rate. So I am praying that it will all work out.