New here and I’m hoping for ideas on balancing needs of aging parents (dad with a progressive neuro degenerative disease & mom with a variety of chronic conditions now complicated from a near fatal C-19 illness), a challenging professional work schedule as well as taking care of the home front with our family business, kids and being a good mom and spouse.
I’m blessed with a great support system at home. But I have strained family dynamics with my older sibling who seems to feel like they are in charge and nothing I do is ever right, which they don’t mind telling me either! ;-)
I don’t mean to whine, but all the medical appointments in the middle of my work day, runs to my parents house (1/2 hour away) to help with meds or whatever crisis arises at the time and the worsening attitude of my mom has me about burned out. She takes an antidepressant but it’s exhausting even talking to her on the phone.
I was hopeful that with the home health services we started for mom after leaving the hosptial for C-19 would help, but the needs have not lessened.
It hurts me to write all this. I love them so much, but how do you all do this? I don’t want this to be my memory of my parents, I don’t want to let them down and I keep telling myself I need to “suck it up.”
I know I’m blessed to still have my parents as many of my friends do not. Sigh....I’m just exhausted.
I appreciate any tips and advice.