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I really need to vent

Sunday, June 28, 2015

I need a break.

I FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY got my sister to agree to take my mom out. To take her shopping. Mom says she needs new shoes & clothes.

They're not going.
So I asked my mom why not.
Yada sister won't use the wheelchair. My sister won't take her where she wants to go. My sister would make her spend more money. It would turn into a shopping trip for my sister.

bottom line:
Mom would rather go shopping with me.

I need a break.

When my sister comes over it just creates MORE work for me.

OMG take mom out to lunch....take her somewhere...or just come over so I can go out.

I need a break.

Is it wrong of me to actually look forward to my foot surgery so that I can get a break from being her care giver?

The best way to describe it is: you're with a toddler who's only going to become more dependent on you.

I need a break.

I didn't get one as a parent either...I know you're not supposed to but everyone needs some time away.

I'm going to fall apart soon.

I need a break.
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  • OOLALA53
    That sounds painful! I hope you get that break soon.
    1399 days ago
  • 417-EXERCISE30
    I have a son with PTSD. He would consume my air if I let him.
    Counseling helped me to set boundaries and not to feel guilty. emoticon
    1423 days ago
  • KIPPER15
    I can completely empathize with you. My father had Alzheimer's and my mom and I took care of him for over a year before any one else in the family helped. I cracked one evening when we were trying to get him to bed. I went an got my brother to help and he was shocked. "how long has he been like this?" My reply "MONTHS, and MONTHS, where have you been!!" He finally got the message and then things were easier. I hope you can find some help. Caretakers need care too! emoticon
    1423 days ago
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