Tell Us: What’s Today’s Caregiving Stress? (Day 1)

Denise

Tell Us: What’s Today’s Caregiving Stress? (Day 1)

Denise
clock-1461689_640As you may know, I’ve been collecting data about your caregiving stress, the overlooked epidemic in our communities. During a recent webinar, The Family Caregiver’s Stress, I shared the current results of our ongoing survey and share thoughts about what’s needed to minimize the stress.

We know that caregiving stress can be ongoing. I also believe that caregiver stress is constantly changing, that what stresses you on Monday is replaced by a different stressful situation on Tuesday. To show the constant and changing face of caregiving stress, I’d love for you to tell us about each day’s caregiving stress over a period of five days. Your stories about your day’s caregiving stress will make our data about your caregiving stress that much more compelling.

In our comments section, below, tell us about the stress you’re feeling today.

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Michelle

I I'm Glad to know that your husband is at home and doing better Yes, my husband is home and doing better too. The docs say one caroted artery is completely blocked and the other party blocked

Michelle

Thanks Deborah. Doc says we have have to wait for the swelling to go down. \r\nI'm staying at the hospital but I am able to. Last night spiked a fever!

Alilac

Stress? That is daily as we all know well. Lately my husband has been letting emotion rule. He has latched on to anger as his way of expressing his frustration with his failing body. He is walking wobbly and terrified that he is 'losing it'. He is losing it and he will not allow me to actually help. The stress for me is that he wants to keep doing physical tasks and not caring if he gets hurt. Yesterday he pushed until he was exhausted... I can't stop him (he is an adult) as a result he fell in the kitchen. Gratefully he was able to roll the fall and not incur an injury (my racing heart in concern doesn't count). The stress is that he refuses to realize when he hurts himself he hurts me too. He also doesn't realize how limited I am from all the work it takes to run the house yard and cope with his angry whims. Anger is hurting us both.

Denise

Thank you all so much for taking the time to share. I hope it helped to release some of the stress to us. And, I share your comments_mysql as a way to raise awareness about what you truly face each and every day.

Michelle

Hubby had his 2nd stroke Saturday. They ar running tests...l am sleeping on the pull out chair in the hospital

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