Although my mom is the primary caregiver for dad, who has multiple health issues other than parkinson's, I am the next in line.
Although my mom is the primary caregiver for dad, who has multiple health issues other than parkinson's, I am the next in line. My brother has pretty much washed his hands of the whole situation, and my parents rely on me for a lot. While I still have two children in college, my daughters as well as my husband rely on me for support. My husband is extremely supportive, but I feel so alone, and feel like I have no one to talk to, and no one understands what I'm going through. I have avoided contacting the health services through my employment, because I feel as if they'll only tell me that I'm doing the right thing, not to feel guilty, etc, etc. I need people who understand where I'm coming from and understand the situation. I'm afraid the stress is starting to affect my health as well, as my arm and back are starting to ache. I don't know if that's due to stress or depression, and I don't have the time to see the doctor between seeing my folks after work, and work it's self. I feel as if I need help all the way around!