Apr 2 2012 in Carla's Blog by carlaschuchman
(Editor’s Note: We welcome Carla to our team of bloggers. She cares for her boyfriend and his mother; you can learn more by reading her profile here.)
I am fairly new here. I have lurked around from time to time and learned a lot. I don’t say much, but I don’t have much time. I care for my mother-in-law and have been for over five years now. She does pretty good and I have a little help two hours a day. She cannot be left alone anymore.
I also have my love of my life of 22 years, Smokey; he had a accident two years ago. He should not have made it, but thankfully he did. He is always having problems. This go around it’s his COPD. He had no problems before the accident. He didn’t smokey either. But after the accident and the lung issues he has had have put him in trouble. For over a month now we have been working with his doctors to get him better. I have done a lot of research on it, I don’t like what I read. However, I pray for a complete healing everyday! I will believe.
He can’t do much any more and that is hard on him. I work as much as possible to keep the house and car. It’s hard. Doctor appointments and making other arrangements take a lot of time.
Then there is the yard work, house work, shopping, the list goes on. Right now I have been attacking the inside of the house as much as time will allow and packing and storing tons of stuff. I just may get rid of it all. Trying to make the environment better for him to breathe in. Then there is the massive amount of yard work. Everyone is so busy, I have asked for help, advertised for help, and every time, you hear the crickets…
It’s depressing, but today is a new day. I must work for a while, must go to another appointment, then with the longer days, I will break the remaining time up between work in the studio, (paid work), phone calls I have put off again, bill paying that is late again, a little yard work, a little packing. It probably won’t go that way, something always comes up, and then many times I am so exhausted I just do nothing except what must be done.
Any advice would be appreciated!