Could I introduce myself?
I am a 62 y/o woman that has been on this site for a little while, reading lots of your posts and not commenting until today. I am a retired nurse mostly specializing in pediatrics and psychology. That is a weird combination but it was the best of all my studies that I was good in and enjoyed. I took care of my grandfather with leukemia and years later my grandmother. I also took care of my husband's 96 y/o aunt and his 92 y/o dad. I did not take care of my own mother with pancreatic cancer as she was never a part of my life. When I was 18 months old my grandparents found that she was leaving me 10 to 12 hours a day to be with different men while my father worked. He took me to my grandparent's house where we lived until I married my husband at 20. I did make some amends with her and was able to visit her for a few months prior to her death. I retired a few years early due to debilitating dizziness with a menieres type disease. I live in a small neighborhood in Mississippi where most of my neighbors are 80 plus, and am quite close to some of them, helping as I can. I hope to chime into conversations when I feel I can be of some help and wish to meet many friends here.