I was diagnosed 6 years ago (age 49) with Parkinson's Disease followed with Breast Cancer at age 51. Cancer is now in remission. What should in terms of self care?
What should I expect in terms of self care ie. Bathing, cooking, cleaning, care of pet etc. I have a husband, 2 children and 2 step children who are all grown. I have three grandaughters ages 5-9 who are the light of my life.
I am happy with very little depression and currently able to care for myself and most of my family and household responsibilities. I exercise daily an attend PT 2 times per week.
My greatest fear is that my family will have to sacrifice their own lives in order to take care of me. I do not want them to be my full time caretaker and we can not afford a full time sitter. I am in late stage 2 or early stage 3. Any suggestions for trying to plan ahead will be greatly appreciated.