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Posted by Friend on April 05, 2000 at 10:56:30:

In Reply to: Re: new here posted by julie on April 05, 2000 at 08:09:10:

Hello. Fortunately friends from work recommended me to a counselor because I was having such a hard time dealing with everything. I have read and done much of my research on the internet. It is a great place to search for specific illnesses. I also read alot of survivor stories and have found they can be helpful dealing with situations as they come up. Please feel free to email me directly. My work email is [email protected] please email me directly if you would like. I also check the health boards everyday because you never know when you will come across helpful tips. My children, aged 14 and 10, are having a difficult time. I'm trying to help them cope with their fathers illness as best as I can. I am seriously considering taking them to some type of support group for counseling. Most hospitals have Wellness Programs, which is what I'm looking into for actual supports groups to attend. How are your children dealing with this? My husband was diagnosed at age 34 two weeks before his 35th birthday. This was a total shock for us and the last 5 1/2 to 6 months have been awful. I can only hope that it will get better or that at least I will get used to my new roles. Write back. My name is Renee.

: : Hello. I am also in the same situation as you. My husband is disabled, I care for him, our two children, work full time, as well as handle all of the household stuff (cleaning, laundry, etc.). I am very stressed emotionally as well as physically. I started seeing a counselor about this and that has helped me tremendously. I also read alot about caregiving as well as his particular illness (leukemia), that also helps. Take care and write back if you want to, I'll respond.
: : : : is this a place for any type of care giver I am a solo parent that has a 76 y/o heart patient living with me( my mom) and while she is able to take care of herself mostly I am drowning in the stress from having to do everything like keep track of medicines etc and still work and take care of my kids and house.... thank god ZI dont have a bf or I would be insne by now would love to talk to others that are doing the me

: : : Marion,
: : : This is also my first post. My husband (45)has pd, and a few other medical problems. Sometimes he seems ok, sometimes I have to help him with just about everything. I relate to the enormous stress. We have 2 kids, I work full time. All the household chores, finances are done by me. I have no answer on dealing with stress. I would like to know how to get over the anger, frustration of this new, unwanted life style. Some people seem to have such great attitudes and take things in stride so well. How do you get to that point?

: Dear Friend,
: How did you locate a good counselor? Are you part of a support group also? I have been trying to learn as much as I can about my husband's illness, Parkinson's. He also has several other medical problems. How are your children dealing with his illness? I would like to talk to you more. Julie.

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