You Are More Than That

Leanne

You Are More Than That

Leanne
(Editor's Note: Today, we welcome Leanne, who cares for her sister, to our blogging team. You can connect with Leanne on her profile page: @lmhinkel.)

boje-116664_640Thanks so much to @marfromwi for writing the blog post, We Are More Than That. I really needed it.

Between being a full-time caregiver and starting a new job, I have really lost touch with Leanne, the person. By the end of the work day, I'm exhausted and my other job is still continuing.

I feel so lost and ashamed. Lost because I don't know who I am any more and ashamed because I give in to the frustrations of repeating things over and over, explaining the TV program and showing my sister where her bedroom is, and often show my impatience.

My heart breaks for my sister because she is so aware of her Alzheimer's progression and I cannot even begin to imagine what it must be like for her.

At the same time, I am trying to carve out some time each week to go out by myself for a massage.

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