I don't care for mom full time but stay overnight once a week and work four days a week. Thankfully she is happy having another caregiver from an agency take other days.
I have fibromyalgia and pay the price if I do too much in one day. I am usually exhausted after being there for two days. Tonight I have a commitment to a bible study and know I should go but my body and mind are saying sloowww down. Now I feel guilty. Unproductive I know.
Even part time caregiving takes a lot out of me....anyone out there with a chronic illness like mine and trying to balance caregiving with it and trying to maintain friendships too? Thanks.