Overwhelmed with caring for elderly mother.
I'm a 53 year old male who is unmarried and is the caregiver to my 88 year old mother. I feel overwhelmed with my life caring for my mother and having a full time job. I have three sisters who live out of town and offer no help. My mother suffers from a heart condition and lumbar spinal stenoisis. She uses a can to get around. She has very poor mobility. My father died when I was 15 and these are the cards that I've been dealt. I cannot do anything on my own and if in the rare occasion I do go somewhere alone, I have to rush back home. It's very depressing to me regarding the situation I'm in plus it pains me to see the rapid decline in my mother. I hope people realize what "children" go through when caring for an elderly parent. I don't have a life and feel guilty somewhat when I get this trapped feeling.