It is really had when you have been a caregiver for others and then have to be there for your mother. Mum has cancer and just this last week was taken to the hospital with a slight heart attack and almost a stroke. We got her there just in time. She is home again now and recovering fairly well. Hopice has been there for her for almost a year now.
I met with the Hospice family counslor this week and it really did help. Seems my greaf is coming out in fearce anger. Everything makes me angry. Almost to the point I need anger management. But, the counslor did say that it my way of greeving and everyone is different. Some close greaf out totally and not show it at all. Some cry alot etc... So he said I just have learn to deal with it as best as I can.
Just because your symptoms are very common doesn't make them any easier to bear. It is very good that you are aware of your feelings and you can be proud not just of your caregiving but the work you are already doing to deal with the stress. Sometimes just knowing that you aren't crazy is enough. On the other hand, anger management (cognitive-behavioral therapy), a healthy diet, exercise, punching bags, and/or antidepressants are worth consideration.
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