I have wanted to post for a long time. I will try to make my story as short as possible. Background: Dad has MS, and mother has Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). Mother's wheelchair bound. Over last 6 years, they decided to stay in their home almost 2 hours from me. Mom has had a few rehab stays, to return home after. she also has breast cancer, tamoxifen keeping it from growing. They have a “friend” they pay to come in a few days, because home health did not work out. Over last 3 weeks, Dad had flu, heart attack, ICU, rehab. Mom went to hospital 2 days after, flu and breathing issues. I traveled every day, as had before, still working when I could. They are now in same rehab. It has been advised they have 24 hour care. I have been scurrying around trying to look at assisted livings, paperwork, etc. They are of sound mind. They informed me last night that they decided they would go back home, that Mom was leaving when Dad was and that they were going to rely on the help of the friend. “ Assisted livings are too expensive “. I am exhausted. I have to work part time, but cannot work full time because of my own health- had aggressive breast cancer and I am NED right now, but having hard time taking care of myself. I am an only child- no other family. I helped to care for my grandmother when she was in hospice and end stage pancreatic cancer. Most family, even her other children and grandchildren scattered. I am glad I could be there, but I am so weary. I just don’t have the strength to do this anymore. Part of me wants to say, if you choose this way again, rely on your neighbors and this “friend”. I love you. I know so many of you are right there in the trenches, every day 24 hours, and May feel I am complaining.... I am sorry if I sound weak. I have found myself wondering if the only way I have an “out” is if my cancer metasticises. That is the only “break” I had.