Caregiving. Is a job. You’re responsible for atleast one other person. ..all their hygiene and activities of daily living. You no longer can take vacations or watch a movie.
You live to keep your loved one safe and comfy. All their needs are met. You give up vacations, weekends, time with friends….there’s no time to paint your nails. ..your time is. ..over.
People will say…”if i can help. Let me know”…but they don’t mean it. It makes them feel better to offer a vague offering. …that they never follow thru.
The days just run into the next. Bed changes. Baths. Shampoos. Toileting…dishes. ..commode cleaning. ..meals…meds. ..appointments. …..bills. ..cleaning. ..laundry. ..life.
Before u know it, Ur life is consumed. It’s all about caring for them. You no longer exist. Did u ever?
24/7. One day runs into 3…sum 1 givesd u the reprieve of 1 or 2 hours…big freaking deal.
Are they there at night for the wet diapers or anxiety 4 the medsor meals?
Usually. ..”can I do something to help” means. …only if U donn’t fuk with my plans. Luckily. ..I need NO ONE. I CAN DO IT ALL. ALWAYS HAVE. So don’t waste my time with your empty offers. I got this.