I have been ill for over a week. I am the only caregiver for my 83 year old husband and have been for three years. Thank goodness that I have been as healthy as I have been dispite a lung condition and diabetes. The VA doesn't think I need help. . .(that's going to change come my husband's June appt) I am 66 years old, don't look it, and don't pity myself for my medical conditions. But - this past week I have been sick. When everyone around thinks you can take care of yourself and the patient it is a burden when you fall ill. I have stocked up on easy to prepare meals, staples and medications. . .but, who helps you when you are ill? Sometimes do we just take on too much? Just wondering what others do when - as a caretaker - you get sick.