I have a lot of stress in my life at this time. I did enjoy this forum very much at one time. I enjoyed chatting with everyone. I learned a lot. I enjoyed participating and for those who appreciated it, thanks, for those who didn’t, oh well. I am entitled to my opinions too! Everyone is entitled to their opinion. I enjoyed reading many of the posts. I feel the vibe has changed and I am taking a break or maybe stopping altogether.
I have received wonderful private messages and I thank all of you. I have also received messages that were down right nasty. It doesn’t matter. They don’t know me. This is a forum. No one can hear the tone of someone’s voice or see an expression on a face.
Things get misunderstood. Everyone has misunderstood something in their life. Everyone has said the wrong thing at some point in their life. Let me be the first to say that I am not perfect, never ever thought that I was. I don’t like the feeling of waking on eggshells. Let me also remind everyone, no one posting on this forum is perfect and in my opinion you don’t have to be. No hard feelings. I feel it’s time to go.
I love my mother with all my heart. I will do what I can to care for her until her last breath. Have I complained about her? Of course I have. My mom is struggling too. Parkinson’s disease is difficult to live with.
I needed to vent too but I always loved her because she is deserving of it. She isn’t a narcissist, nowhere close to it. She didn’t abuse me. Has she made mistakes? What parent hasn’t? What child hasn’t?
I am sorry for those that were abused. No one deserves that. Whether I care for mom at home or in a facility I will handle it. I will figure everything out. I am a survivor. I always have been.
I am following the wonderful advice that many told me to do, taking care of myself. I neglected myself for years. I have to get better so I can help mom. I am a senior too. I am 63 with my own health issues.
Take care. Help each other. Support each other.