Any ideas how to cope with feeling like your in prison while caregiving?
I am so homebound with mom I rarely get out. I did get a nurse for the 23rd to do things with grandkids and daughter/son in law. But at 22.50 an hour that gets steep.
I have lost interest in any hobbies I used to have...stress has given me health problems so I'm tired all the time. I spend most time in bed reading or watching TV and feel like I'm wasting away. I think it is getting to hubby seeing me like this. J
Just want to know if there is anything I can do to "snap" out of it. I did get a "light therapy box" and it helps, but hubby noticed I am forgetting to turn it on.
What do you all do to pass the hours and stay sane. I won't put mom in NH as long as she knows what is going on - it would break her heart.
No relatives to help (although daughters family going to give me a weekend off) my friends have their own issues or are all to much in the social scene they would not consider helping and cramping their style.
Any ideas I'm missing....there are so many of you on this board that are very intuitive.