Nov 22, 2011 - 9:04 pm
What do you do? My Mom has ovarian/uterine cancer. She's been battling this for a year and two months. I am her primary caregiver. She lives with my brother, who takes care of her at night, when he's home from work. I take care of her all day. She can't be left alone at this point, she's 79, and cannot get around well. She's had several falls, another just last week. She's actively seeking treatment, so hospice says they cannot help us. Three months ago, my husband got very ill. Five weeks ago we almost lost him. He had to have a colostomy due to a perforated colon. So, now I also have alot more responsibility at home. There is no other support system. No other family who can help. One cousin who can come over once in a while. That's it. So what do you do in that situation? We have no money to hire anyone, we can barely afford prescriptions at this point. I am worn out. But I love both my Mom and my husband. I would never, ever want to not be there for either of them. I have no idea what to do. I am very, very tired. And moreso with every day. I have no idea where to get any help. We also live in a small town, so nothing here like support groups.