Tell Us: What’s Today’s Caregiving Stress (Day 4)?


Tell Us: What’s Today’s Caregiving Stress (Day 4)?

alone-261840_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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I'm just so very tired. Mentally, emotionally, physically. I don't fantasize about running away anymore. I fantasize about sleeping for days on end.


Guess yesterday's stress speaks for itself. I forgot to post it. Probably entailed a visit with my husband in the new care facility he's been in for a week now. Now I'm mostly wondering how they are going to be able to address his high blood sugars. They've been in 400s the last two days. Just how much insulin can they give a 6 ft. 290 lb. man? Not sure if it's due to his occasional snacking, which is about impossible to monitor for someone as ambulatory, forgetful, and social as he is or is his pancreas just shot. Either way, I'm just waiting the next ball to drop. Will probably be a heavy one. And Thanksgiving coming up--something else to stress about! Oh, my!!!