Can you get sick (emotionally, physically) from years of caregiving?
I'm 58. Used to be healthy, happy and
very active. Took care of step dad(was killing mom). Now mom for 10 years'7 living in my house. Things are getting bad . Mom just wants to lay, eat and poop. She digs it out and stuffs it everywhere. Her pillow case, behind her bed, drawers, wastebasket. she is up and down eating all the time. Weighs only 114 lbs. I have gotten ibs, gerd,asthma, rhinitis, copd,sinus impaction(all sinus cavities-need surgery and now they think RA. Limp, terrible pain in hips on down, neck-shoulders. Plus much abdominal pain. All from stress. All i get done is washing sheets, blankets and poopey clothes. She wears depends but will dig out and stuff. We r very close, I never scold just take it a smile on my face. No help from family. Yesterday I had her in tub to wash poop off she was demanding my immediate attention when I was trying to change sheet
I told her if she didn't move more the ER doc said she would have to go to nursing home. She said "no. Way Hosa". Im stuck at home and would want to die except my worthless brother that has had no contact would inherit the little she does have and spend on his delerick kids. He hasn't seen or called in appx 10 years when she stopped paying his mtg. At least I have a wonderful loving Hus
Band......now the question. Can her getting poop on things like door handles ( I have cleaning gal and wash constantly) but still know there are germs left be making me sick or is it just stress? I am so stressed out I was washing something at the sink and I just started peeing my pants, until I realized you just don't do that. Afraid I'd getting ready to strike out. So so sorry, so long,