Mom gets angry at me when I try to help.
Mom fell and broke her hip and also had to have surgery for colon cancer. In hospital for 10 days, then Rehab Facility for 30 days and home with Home Health Care twice a week. Now on her own at home but still with walking and balance problems (uses walker). I go over every other day to check on her and call each day. Now she can't drive so I take her to all of her appointments, help clean her house, fill her daily pill container, either go or take her grocery shopping and to the pharmacy. She is 87 years old and very stubborn. Gets angry at me when I try to help...says she can handle it but doesn't. Doesn't eat and doesn't take her meds like she should but tells me otherwise. I get very frustrated with her but don't know how to cope with her moods. My husband gets upset because I need to spend so much time with my Mom. I feel caught in the middle. Caring for Mom also costs us for gas, things I buy that she asks for and I don't get the money back. I feel guilty for being upset with her...after all, she is my Mom!!! Thanks for letting me "vent".