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Re: Caregiving of a spouse

Re: Caregiving of a spouse

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Posted by Betty on June 30, 2000 at 14:34:30:

In Reply to: Re: Caregiving of a spouse posted by Joan on June 28, 2000 at 22:47:25:

: : I am a caregiver for my husband, he is now incompetant and physically disabled due to a brain tumor removal. I am looking for anyone who is taking care of a wife or husband 24 hours a day. I have found sites and support groups for the caregiver of a child or parent, sites for the disabled person but none for me. Please if there is anyone in my situation and need to share contact me. Everyone can feel sorry and feel bad for you but no one truly understands.

: I am also a wife, who is a caregiver and i
: truly understand your situation, but my husband
: does great some days, and others, he sleeps a lot,
: and he has tongue cancer, with a feeding tube,
: so it is stressful, with 3 times a day, i give
: him Ensure (2 cans) at a time, and it seems
: i can't keep up with him, and i have an ll year
: old little girl, and have to take her places,
: and we try to eat out a lot, because i hate
: to have food around him, he had the tubing put
: in Feb. diagnosed in Jan, and this is really
: stressful, i know how you feel, write to me
: anytime if you like, we at least can talk about
: our life, and i read a lot of books, just to
: help my attitude. Glad to meet you,
: God Bless you,
: Joni
: SidingCom
I, too, take care of my husband 24/7 without any help. My children are in different states. My husband has PD and dementia. We have two monsters to contend with. The dementia seems to be progressing faster than the PD. He is still ambulatory, but is very slow. He has been diagnosed for approx.7 years, but went 2 years to neuroligists trying to find out just what was wrong. Would be happy to keep in touch with you ladies. Blessings, Betty D.




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