Welcome to HW firstly
You have come to a place that empathizes and will offer you much in support
I looked after my mom she passed away in March and I too was the only one that did anything/everything other than a bit of wee stuff Cait my daughter did
I have Anxiety and Panic disorder have had since young ,I have crohns and other illnesses and am 52 myself.
I was quite ill at times with IV in after having treatments in and such but it was my Mom ya know
Now I am loooking after Dad ( step) I loooked at him 2 days ago and I sear I was seeing him already gone
I know in my heart he wont be here for long now
His spirit and heart is broken he does not like being the way he is and forgetting things names places all the stuff he loved to do .
I look like Mom and it scares me and I know even with the AD it takes him back .......
Again I am the only out of 4 that look after him and NOT one is ill
They only came round for money
I had my own home and was an R.N. bt had to retire
Yes much easier when not closley related I believe too
As for the Chinese way I would wish for that in a heart beat
Our seniors and veterans that went to war for us are now where ,,sitting in some NH forgotten.......most
Do you have the funds available to have someone come for respite care for a day even pick her up or take her to someplace for the day and you get you health better??
Believe your plight is not falling on deaf ears I feel I wrote your story to a point
OCD is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
I have that as well
I have to have home spotless ,count in groups of 3 or 5 lock doors in same groups of numbers Balancing everthing has to be one of the worst things lol
I hope you will post back and let me know how you are and if you have MSN or yahoo please add me and we can chat
I am in Ontario ,Canada
Take care and
God Bless you for being there for her even with all you have on your plate
I do admire you for that
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