I am Becky I am my Mom's only cargiver. She has lung cancer and we are nearing the ned of a long battle that started in June of 2010. We did chemo and radiation last fall and more chemo this spring. THe spring chemo made her so ill she stopped. She has moved in with my husband and I a month ago. She is still mobile but gets confused easily and needs ehlp dealing with daily stuff like eaitng, taking meds and etc.
I have a sister 10 hours away and she is useless. She has came for visits but she wants to shop and stuff. Mom is not up to going anywhere and I will not leave her alone for any amount of time.
My Dad passed away from lung cancer 16 years ago and at that time lived in another state but thank good ness my husband took care of our girls and I went and helped Mom the last 2 months of his life. My sister who lived 2 miles waay was to busy.
I am tired I do not sleep well because I am scared I will not hear Mom, have a baby monitor I carry everywhere. Mom is sleeping more and more and I do lay down during the day and rest my sister goes on and on how nice it must be to get a nap! I may lay down during and go to bed at night but I do not sleep good and she has no clue.
I am scared, tired of worrying all the time and I need someone to vent to besides my husband.
I proboably make not sense to you all. But I am here to reach out to others like me.
Thanks for listening.