Tell Us: What’s Today’s Caregiving Stress (Day 2)?

Denise

Tell Us: What’s Today’s Caregiving Stress (Day 2)?

Denise
As 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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Lark

Today the home health nurse visited and our home social worker made a visit. The home health nurse said my husband is doing well with blood pressure, etc. I woke up aching all over and with a swollen gland so I think yesterday was the beginning of some kind of bug. I have been in bed for a number of hours and my husband did not wake me up the entire time. Every joint in my body aches from the ankles up to my shoulders. Again today I was told by the home social worker that I am stressed out. She says the rest during knee surgery recovery will be good for me. Life is weird when knee surgery is a path to getting a good rest! I guess if I am learning anything it is that the stress of caregiving sneaks up on us. I know we are all reminded of the stress and that we need rest. That piece of advice is right on the money!

Lillie Fuller

tooth pain is way too much stress!