Tell Us: What’s Today’s Caregiving Stress (Day 3)?

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Tell Us: What’s Today’s Caregiving Stress (Day 3)?

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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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Michelle

1:30 am. Back in the ER again. This time the catheter was leaking. The nurse has changed it and taken a urin sample but can't get her computer to make the label or something. Another nurse comes and helps out. Maybe we will get home before dawn. Hubby is asleep on the gurney. I feel like telling him to move over

Lillie Fuller

Today's stress was trying to play catch up with laundry after not being able to do it for the past three days due to my garage being flooded!

Mamadanz

Today's stress is a job (paying) that while a good, enough job, lately is more stress-inducing than not. The principal that is local is starting to micro-manage, my immediate boss (there are only him and me) is feeling the pressure and talks about the company not even being here soon - and I got my head handed to me yesterday for being late (when 5-15 minutes was NEVER an issue for the last 5 years - and even though I work through lunch every day to sort of \"save up\" time for when I need to be out with my caree....No more - I'm on time, I take my lunch) out of the facility) and leave when my time is up. With higher insurance premiums, I can't even make ends meet now - but I need the money that I do make - so I'm stuck.....

Michelle

We are back home from the hospital, constipation, uti, bed sore and all.