Caring for Others
Does anyone else have the responsibility of caring for family members, even when you are burnt out and have no spoons?
I'm always busy as a single mum. My daughter has a chronic illness which is emotionally and physically draining. She's also HFA and she has Epilepsy. My mother is widowed and has cancer. She's also recovering from major surgery and needs support because she lives alone during Covid. I have to take her for physiotherapy appointments, doctor appointments, and now radiation every day in November. It's scary for me because I need down time, and also because of Covid. I'm scared I will get into contact with C19 and compromise my daughter who is on strong immunosuppressants. My brother suffers serious depression and anxiety.
I feel like I have a lot to juggle to take care of everyone. It's hard because I'm selective mute and can't always express compassion or emotion to them. I don't have many spoons on the best of days. I feel like I need support too because of autism and my stroke, but I'm always the caregiver. I'm very tired.
Can anyone relate to the challenge of family responsibilities? How do you cope?