For 4 years I've taken care of both of my parents and grandchildren as well. On Jan. 21st, my father passed away, here at home, just as we had all wanted. 5 weeks later my mother-in-law passed away in NY.
I am still caring for my mother and my grandchildren, but I feel empty, sad, angry, depressed, overwhelmed.....I am a different kind of caregiver now. I am still not "free," but I find I don 't even know who I am.
The house is full, but the additional caregivers and hospice support system is gone. I feel lonely and tired all the time. I walk by my father's room and I still think he's going to be there and then another time, I plan what else we will do with that room. I am so mixed up and so tired. Advice, PLEASE.