Hello fellow caregivers and friends.
As some or most of you know, I have been working for a very demanding woman, and it is around now day 120 and I have had 5 days off.
For about two weeks or more, I have had more issues with not tolerating her nasty behavior at me, and when she decides to tell me off (I walk off), she will call until I unplug the phone, and would take a taxi to my house, if she could remember where I lived and was ambulatory.
Then there is the other side of her, the sweet as pie woman. I realize this is much exactly like families, only I am the paid caregiver to put up with all of the )(#*()*%*(#.
So, I realize, ok, I need to back off, and this is my week possibly month. Before I was always afraid, of this or that, or her health.
Let me tell you friends. What everyone needs to be afraid of that is a caregiver paid or unpaid is YOU, YOUR HEALTH.
I went to the doctors yesterday, and I cannot believe what the toll of this stress has taken on me.
I would love suggestions, but I have learned. STOP, SLOW DOWN, LIVE MY LIFE, BEDS ARE MADE TO BE SLEPT IN NOT TO STAY UP ALL NIGHT AND WORRY, and SINCE I HAVE BEEN AWAY FROM HER FOR 2 WHOLE DAYS SHE TALKS DECENTLY WITHOUT YELLING. I AM PLANNING ON BEING GONE TWO WEEKS, AND WANT TO TELL ALL OF YOU TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELVES!!