Unlike many caregivers on this site, I only had three months of 24/7 for end of life stage with my mother. I did have to stop working, moved her in with me, (after moving to her city in November 2013), and there is financial strain since I work for commission. She passed away on June 18, 2014. After getting my place almost back to order, I had to jump back into work this week to get things going again, and starting a new life in a new geographic area.. The problem is that I am exhausted, and putting off "jumping in" until next week. I am 59, but have always been physically active. Prior to this, I could at least run a mile without stopping...now I have to sit down after taking a mile walk. I would expect this with those of you who have had years of care-giving. Is this typical even after such a short time? Thanks for your thoughts, and I admire and respect all of you on this website.