You are being pulled in all directions. Life still goes on although we would like to have it stop when we need to catch a breath. Is it possible to divide the time you relieve your father with a friend or relative? You are having to deal with so much and do need some time to connect with your other life. and for some answers to come your way.
Kansas~ CST Each step taken is a calorie left behind!
Hi everyone! I just wanted to introduce myself. I am a 46 year old registered nurse going on 20 years. My mother had a gastrectomy on March 21st of this year, 40% of her stomach was removed. Since that day, she has been extremely ill. She has been in ICU and on the vent pretty much her entire stay. My father (who takes my son to school)has not left. Along with the worry of her health, I also am having to take off from work to transport my son. My employer has been wonderful but I do not like to burden other people with my absence. I am off on Friday's but have been assigned to "relieve" my father at the hospital. It sounds so selfish but I don't really have any time off now to run my errands. I work from 7am until 6pm M-Th. I feel guilty and stressed about this since my mother is so ill. I need time away from the hospital environment but am very remorseful. Thanks for listening!
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