Even as a child, I told my mom I would take care of her when I grew up. In my twenties, before I got sick, I was looking at a townhouse to buy for her. I always imagined I would provide her a home and wonderful care. But I can’t even care for myself and need help too.
So, Wayne does a lot of shopping for her, I do things remotely with ordering and other things, give her rides when I shouldn’t, help her around the house when I can barely stand, etc. 1-2 times a week. I have been unable to do my own therapies, doctor appts, dishes, etc. but I wish I could do so much more!! She is so alone and needs help daily!
Thank you to Mary, Barb, Briana, SR and Pam for helping her when you can and most of all for being a friend to her! I cannot tell you how much your love means to my mom and to me!!
Do any of you know a nice lady who might need a cheap place to live in exchange for helping her part time? The landlords would raise my mom’s rent, so there would be a small charge depending on how many hours the person helps. Just a thought.
I have blocked my mom from this post, because she feels horribly guilty when people help her and hates being in this position! I am sure we all will when the time comes. But at least most people have a child or relative who is not ill and sometimes the means to get other help.
Honestly, with losing my brother then getting Peppermint Patty intended for good therapy turning out to rip out my heart and several other tragedies and challenges that I keep getting hit with, on top of normal daily mountains, I have never been in such a bad place.
Thanks for listening and thank you for your prayers,