My Dad has been sickly the past (very long) year. He and my mom are split up (10 years) and although she will cook him a meal to re-heat, or give him new socks at Christmas she's not in his life. My brother is worthless..so all his care has come on me. And recently he's been in the hospital/rehabs and was diagnosed wtih terminal lung cancer (given a few months..)
I'm so sick of it (no pun intended) He's so stubborn and doesn't want to take care of himself (leading to him getting infections, stopping breathing etc..) and I'm the one racing him to hospitals/visiting him/taking care of his items. I'm the one doing all the food shopping, the daily care of him (aside from at-home nurses) and everything else. I haven't been able to indulge in my kids (who are understanding) and I'm forgetting other obligations + flaking out on all my friends. Some are getting peeved and just not understaning my role right now, which I guess is understandable. So my lack of support (besides my husband) sucks, and I just wanna throw in the towel and say SOMEONE ELSE DO ALL THIS BS.
So besides ranting, I'd love to hear from people who have been here. I feel sad, selfish, angry..all mixed up into one big ball of fun!