Tell Us: What's Been Your Toughest Choice?

Denise

Tell Us: What's Been Your Toughest Choice?

Denise
folding-map-360382_640Your comments on the post, “Caring for an Elderly Parent Will Kill You Faster Than Anything,” have been fascinating. A comment from @bootsie stuck with me. In part, she wrote:

I have a dear friend who I worked with for 8 years who lost her job and has taken care of a sibling and both of her parents. This took her away from her husband most of the time. Her Mom is her only caree now as the others passed. This year her 66 year old husband dropped dead right in front of her. She has a lot of regret about losing time she could have been with him because of her caregiving duties.


The story made me think of the tough choices you face during caregiving. You're pulled in so many directions and want to be in so many places--all at once. You have to make a choice, though. Which makes me wonder: What's been your toughest choice so far?

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Linda

I agree with Bootsie -- being away from my own family was tough, and a rough decision, probably rougher than any decision I had to make with my mother. My husband and I are no spring chickens, and he wasn't honest with me about his own health while I was away. Plus, the eight months I spent away put a strain on our marriage. We've working on that issue, and now we make plans to travel to see dad together so we're not apart. Co-caregiving.