First, I just want to say how sorry I am about
how much you are going through with all the things going on with your dad and your sister and your family. I can truly feel the sadness in your post and it breaks my heart especially that you cannot be with the ones that you love right now because of how you are feeling.
I agree with everyone's replies that you need to try and let as much stress go as you can. You need to remember that there are a lot of things that are beyond your control and ironically that will help you get things under control. Taking care of yourself is what you can do and is in YOUR control and will also make your family feel better for you as well.
I'm glad you were able to find this forum. As you can see, there are many wonderful people here and they have helped me tremendously. I have taken a hiatus from the site... big mistake I realize because reading here reminds me how much I need this and the support. The people are a truly a gift and blessing.
(((hugs))) to you...
Dx: IBS 1989, Diverticulosis 2004, Idiopathic Acute Colitis 2006, UCTD 2007, Localized Scleroderma 2009, Raynauds 2009
Meds: Plaquenil 400mg/day, Pred 5 mg/day,
Methotrexate 10mg/week, Arava 20/mg (what next???), Vicoprofen PRN, Flexeril PRN, Fiorinal PRN, Baby aspirin, Prenatal Multi, Vit E, B12, Fish Oil, Biotin, Calcium, Folic Acid