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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-18-09 08:16 AM
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40. I sort of saw it coming
I used to work downtown, a 30-min train ride and 20-min drive from their house. About a year ago, I took a job about 1/2 mile from their house (same responsibilities, better pay), and one of the factors was that I suspected one or both of them might need some additional help, and trying to do it while working downtown had almost driven me over the edge 2 years ago.

It helps when you can prepare for it in some way, Mike
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  -Taking care of your parents Patiod  Apr-16-09 09:41 AM   #0 
  - Your post reminds me of a children's book by Rober Munsch  auntAgonist   Apr-16-09 09:49 AM   #1 
  - Thank you so much, AuntieA  Patiod   Apr-16-09 09:55 AM   #2 
  - Feeling tender is a great way to describe love.  auntAgonist   Apr-16-09 10:02 AM   #3 
  - That book still sits on my shelf after 22 years.  canoeist52   Apr-16-09 01:51 PM   #11 
  - my parents are in their late 70s and 80s one with early Alzheimers and one  tigereye   Apr-16-09 10:09 AM   #4 
  - Thanks, tigereye  Patiod   Apr-16-09 10:18 AM   #6 
     - yes, I have had to tell my sibs a few times that it's really up to the parents  tigereye   Apr-16-09 10:25 AM   #7 
  - I think it is wonderful that you are able to take care of your dad.  Shell Beau   Apr-16-09 10:17 AM   #5 
  - Mom is 65 and not so spry.  travelingtypist   Apr-16-09 11:18 AM   #8 
  - You sound like a good soul  Patiod   Apr-16-09 11:24 AM   #9 
  - Mine are still pretty independant. But yeah I run errands for them on my days off work.  applegrove   Apr-16-09 01:42 PM   #10 
  - Been doing it for going on seven years now. It's hell on earth.  BlueIris   Apr-16-09 04:54 PM   #12 
  - Hope you are doing what you need to do to stay sane, BlueIris  Patiod   Apr-17-09 08:24 AM   #13 
  - Yup. One of the worst things about it is you get no breaks.  sarge43   Apr-17-09 11:02 AM   #14 
     - Totally. It is guerrilla warfare. No let up or escape.  BlueIris   Apr-17-09 11:16 AM   #16 
        - Don't you be a martyr either. The day must come when you  sarge43   Apr-17-09 11:58 AM   #20 
           - a little judgemental there  Patiod   Apr-17-09 01:48 PM   #28 
              - That's terrible you had to take that from health care professionals.  sarge43   Apr-17-09 03:49 PM   #34 
  - My dad is 92, lives far away in Texas, near my sister abd BIl.  old mark   Apr-17-09 11:09 AM   #15 
  - Grandparents here.  DarkTirade   Apr-17-09 11:17 AM   #17 
  - My Grandparents do very well on their own too, but they need help  Roon   Apr-17-09 03:17 PM   #31 
  - Wow ... You are lucky to have each other.  Arugula Latte   Apr-17-09 11:21 AM   #18 
  - My mom couldn't deal with nausea or coughing  Patiod   Apr-17-09 01:27 PM   #25 
  - In some respects this is a bad subject for me,  PRETZEL   Apr-17-09 11:34 AM   #19 
  - Sorry to hear that about your mom  Patiod   Apr-17-09 01:32 PM   #26 
  - Primary care giver  elifino   Apr-17-09 11:59 AM   #21 
  - That is quite a load you have there. Sounds like you are handling it well, though.  Arugula Latte   Apr-17-09 12:03 PM   #22 
  - THANKS  elifino   Apr-17-09 12:13 PM   #23 
  - elifino - sorry for the slurs on guys as caregivers  Patiod   Apr-17-09 01:35 PM   #27 
     - Hey, no problem  elifino   Apr-17-09 03:59 PM   #35 
        - when I was canvassing for Obama, I met a very nice man who was caring  tigereye   Apr-17-09 07:31 PM   #38 
  - God help me I hope I die  JitterbugPerfume   Apr-17-09 12:19 PM   #24 
  - Well, in my case, I sincerely don't mind  Patiod   Apr-17-09 01:51 PM   #29 
     - My mom had dementia  JitterbugPerfume   Apr-17-09 03:07 PM   #30 
  - I have two parents.  texanwitch   Apr-17-09 03:31 PM   #32 
  - I'm thinking of you, Patiod. Sorry you're dealing with this.  Critters2   Apr-17-09 03:36 PM   #33 
  - I am and have done so for the last 7 years.  FarLeftRage   Apr-17-09 07:15 PM   #36 
  - That's my attitude exactly  Patiod   Apr-18-09 08:13 AM   #39 
  - Your thread is very appreciated by me. I'm not yet in your situation but it is coming  Mike 03   Apr-17-09 07:18 PM   #37 
  - I sort of saw it coming  Patiod   Apr-18-09 08:16 AM   #40 
  - Believe it or not, the world is a better place because you're caring for your dad. nt  zanne   Apr-18-09 09:02 AM   #41 
  - Patiod....  Dystopian   Apr-18-09 11:53 AM   #42 
  - thanks, dystopian  Patiod   Apr-19-09 01:27 PM   #46 
  - My brother and I did for a very long time.  Blue Diadem   Apr-18-09 12:28 PM   #43 
  - Thank you, Blue D  Patiod   Apr-19-09 01:25 PM   #45 
  - I take care of my aunt.  Jamastiene   Apr-18-09 12:31 PM   #44 

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