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my thanks also - I'm one also that thought I was facing this all alone, no one wanted to talk about IT, no one had anyone in their families & circles of friends that has IT, then I found AC, and I must say, everyone is so kind, I have truly learned much just by reading here. we have just got to hang in there together.
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Ladee your support have helped so many people-there are many mansions in heaven and one is for great selfless caregivers as yourself.
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Wow Roxy, what a beautifully selfless thing for you to do..... we know you have not been thanked enough in your life... so thank you.... and I agree with many others here..... a life line...... I also have been here for 5 years.... have made many friends, and have a support group like no other.... thank you all for being here....none of us are alone anymore.....
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This sight saved my sanity. When I was drowning from inexperience, grief, rage, and exhaustion; the wonderful people on this sight threw me a lifeline. They gave me love, acceptance, and support. I am so grateful to everyone Thank you all for your compassion and love. You people are exemplary.
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I think our cyber friends here are the greatest-they understand.
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I, also appreciate this site. I was suicidal last year from caregiving 2 bedridden parents. Father was bedridden a year and I was drowning from caring for them as night shift, and then do my full time job Mon-Fridays. I found this site on a Friday. 3 days later, I woke up on Monday and realized that I'm living in a prison forever (father just started his dementia...mom's dementia was going on 23 years. Do the math - I would literally be caregiving forever.) And decided to kill myself on Friday when my bosses return from vacation. I am sooooo glad that I was helped by wonderful people. I am so fortunate that I did not run into threads where I was attacked or I would not have been able to handle it.

I HAVE and still am benefiting so much from this site. Father's dementia is different from mom's path. So, it's like starting all over. And - I have cyber friends.
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Also sharing what worked for you is a great help to others and sometimes just venting it what you need most-our friends do not get it if they have never been a caregiver.
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yup, when you get frazzled you can always visit here and find people who have considerably worse situations. it isnt consolation necessarily, imo its a perspective reevaluation.
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Ditto here! I'm so thankful to everyone on here. I've learned a lot about care giving especially my Mom's advancing dementia. Hugs....
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It was over 5 yrs ago that I found I was not alone and there were people out in the world who got it-I almost cried when I got my first response and knew someone cared-I have been a widow for over 4 yrs. but stick around to pay back for all the kindness and understanding I got that saved my sanity back those years and for those who pulled me up out of the black hole many times.
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Same feelings of thanks here...thanks to all of the folks who take the time to offer their wisdom and expertise on such a variety of subjects. Many times when I feel sorry for myself, I come here and read some of the posts and feel SO fortunate with my caregiving circumstances.
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Ain't it though?!? Lol! I'm with you, Roxy, I get a LOT from this site. These good people are saving my sanity, there's just no doubt about it. Its good to say "thanks" once in awhile, so here's my "THANK YOU" as well to all the AC users.
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Wow. You are very thoughtful. Thank-you!
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