Tell Us: What's Your Caregiving Stress (Day 1)?

Denise

Tell Us: What's Your Caregiving Stress (Day 1)?

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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CathyJ

I hate that feeling of being so tired and stressed that if I start crying, I am afraid I won't be able to stop and then crying because of being tired and stressed. Wish we could create a virtual pause button so you could have a well-deserved respite.

CathyJ

I am late with responding. My stress on Monday was exhaustion and grief. Another incident with a sibling and I have not responded well and let it eat me up. Caring for mom takes my focus and energy and I am blindsided when my sibling displays anger. I grieve the loss of that relationship and hurt for my mom.

Lillie Fuller

Today's stress is feeling empty and totally alone. Dinner for one. AGAIN.

Michelle

I have just spoken to the visiting nurse about the visiting doctor from our Palliative care /hospus company. The doctor was supposed to visit my husband on the 12 of this month. \r\nThis company has been great at providing medications, supplies, equipment, nurses, physical and occupational therapists etc. but It is past time for him to be seen by his primary care Doctor.

Tim

Sleep deprived by combo of caree's medical needs and crankiness... hard to relax when someone is projecting what feels like contempt toward me.