Sep 24, 2012 - 12:22 am
My wife is on hospice care, but still has a clear mind. Today, her parent's came over to help her bathe (the mom did that) and my wife went down for a nap. I took off for a bit, needing to get out of the house.
When I returned, my wife waved me off, upset that I wasn't at home when she awoke from her nap. She has the hardest part in all this, and I know that.
Still, I have to take a deep breath sometimes and not lose it. It's so hard...constantly lifting her up, getting her everything thing she needs (food, drink, meds, taking her to the bathroom, lifting her from the toilet, etc).
Again, I know I have it easy compared to her, but it doesn't mean I have it 'easy.' Care taking is the hardest, saddest, most frustrating work I've ever done.
What's your coping mechanism? How do you stay sane?