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posted 07-10-2003 01:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for safa40     Edit/Delete Message
My name is Stephanie, I am 48. My father is
83, my mother is 82. My father has progressive Parkinson's, and my mother has a deteriorating disc in her back. I have moved back to the USA from Norway,with my two small children and husband to help care for my parents. My brother, near and dear, has been diagnosed with diabetis, and is going blind, his wife has M.S. I have now become a central support giver for everyone. I am overwhelmed, dealing with all the sickness, sadness, and financial implications. I need to be strong, and read, and get support, but at this moment, right now, sitting here, I am just at the wall. I read everyone out there's intro and situations. It makes me feel less alone.

My father fell twice this week, so I am now staying with them and driving back and forth from my own family, my parents, and my brothers. My dad tends to diagnose himself, and now have overdosed twice on l-dopa, so we had to take his meds away. He is angry at the world. I love him , my mom, my family, and my brother. I just hope I have enough love for them all.


posted 07-10-2003 05:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GRM4LOVE     Edit/Delete Message
Hello Safa,

It seems that you have your cup running over. It will be very important to have a family meeting whereby all of you.. your parents, brother, sister in law, and husband really begin to look at all the options, because each could really deteriorate in their time... it is important to resource all the resources and services that are available to you and for them in their areas.. it may even be necessary to have some living closer so that your travelling time won't destroy you.

Since I have no idea as to where you live, what state, city , the ages of brother and wife it is difficult to guide you.. coming back from Norway this must be all new and foreign for you... we can direct you and assist you as much as we can... if you are able to give us more information.. please keep us posted.. richest blessings in all you are doing...



posted 07-25-2003 10:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sunwillshine     Edit/Delete Message
I have faith that you have enough to offer them to help them get through their life. I think we all wonder that sometimes but I believe you can do it. I give you much credit for coming to help them as you did. That is a very admirable thing to do and not everyone does it. I wish you much luck with your efforts.

I am new here too.


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