I am caring for 2 elderly parents, one has Pick's disease and the other has a broken back and severe post concussive syndrome stemming from an auto accident. I work 6 days a week to provide the financial support. I took a job that starts at 3 am and gets done at apx noon. This allows me to take care of the family home. I prepare most of the meals, do all the shopping, manage the home maintenance. Although their "care" is not highly intensive, i have found that I have had to give up everything. Love life, social life, and all my hopes and dreams.
I have found myself very alone. Standing down a what feels like insurmountable task of taking care of my family. I lost all but 2 friends when I moved home 10 years ago to help care for my father. The care for my mother just started this year.
Each day is the same. Get up and work as hard and fast as possible, ALONE.
So is there any like virtual support? maybe like email pen pal or like a place to sign up to get a friendly phone call?