Life after 15 years of caregiving 24-7. After 15 years of 24-7 caregiving, I have lost myself and my purpose in life. I was caring for ny mom, dad and husband. My Dad died in 2006. My Mom died in 2013. Now it is my husband and myself. He has episodes of atrial flutter, but they are infrequent now. I know the things I should do, but just can't get motivated. My two best friends just moved to cities far away. We have four cats we look after. Reading is a hobby. I had a total knee replacement in 2011 and have fallen three times since then. Just a lot of problems with both legs. I was told I should not walk as an exercise because of inflamed tendon in my left foot.