Not only dealing with aging parent(s), neglecting my own health, but also that of my pets who are aging.
For the past 7 years I had been busy with my parents [90's] who had refused to moved to an elder friendly environment, thus giving up my free time to help them with errands, groceries, doctor appointments, income taxes, etc.while I continued with my career. I knew I had been neglecting my own health as I just didn't have the energy to sit yet in another waiting room for my own doctor appointments.
My Mom had recently passed, and Dad is now in Independent Living which is such a relief for me. Now I am in the process of clearing out their house and putting it on the market for sale. My parents should have done this themselves years ago.
It wasn't until the past couple of weeks I realized my felines hadn't had a physical or their required shots in the past 5 years. Oops. Time just got away from me. Took in one of my cats for his "senior wellness exam" and found a lot of senior issues with him which I could have been helping him with if my parents hadn't swallowed up so much of my time.
Now all that resentment is coming back, as I don't know if this cat will live through the next several months, we are trying everything to get him better. As those who have fur babies know, these pets are part of the family.