Hi everyone, never thought I'd find myself at a site for caregivers, never thought I would need to. I thought I could stay strong forever, but lately my life has hit the floor. What life? That's really the question, I don't feel I have a life any longer. All my waking moments, day and night are for my mom. I'm desperate, I don't know who to talk to,,,I go to the caregivers meetings once a month, but they give you suggestions, tell you to take time for your self, do yoga, exercise, yeah right,,,and when do I do that,,,? before or after my moms yelling for me...I've always been dominated by her, at 66, I still am...Never thought my retirement years would be sitting at home 24-7, but here I am. Purchased a nice looking car last year, why, it sits in my driveway because I have no one to care for my mom so I can go...I quit my full time job 2 years ago because it seems like everyone I try to hire to help me with her either doesn't show up, or 10 different people come at 10 different times, or they steal!..
I should not even hit the send button, I should just get off of this site and sit in my room and cry like every other day. I'm sorry if I've wasted anyones time on here..