Tell Us: What’s Your Caregiving Stress (Day 5)?

Denise

Tell Us: What’s Your Caregiving Stress (Day 5)?

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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Michelle

What about stress Day 6 and 7 and 365 ?

Lark

A caregiving stress for me is realizing that my health issues are going to require more help with Robert for a short period of time. He is having difficulty letting me be away from him now. He gets anxious.Even when the aide is here he is aware of me and if I am staying home or going out. I am going to have the surgery I need but I find it is stressful thinking of the logistics for that period of time. I have to make myself put this surgery into my time budget. It is important and stressful.

CathyJ

Lack of sleep.

Lark

My caregiving stress today is stress related to my own health. I wonder what we will do if I need to be hospitalized. I wonder how Robert will cope. I wonder how I will cope.

Michelle

This morning I had the stress of getting my husband fed and medicated before getting to my own doctor’s appointment.