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By Trusting On 2017.04.11 19:06
When my husband used to wrestle with our boys he would pin them to the ground until they would "call Uncle". I don't know how that word became a surrender word but it is. Well, this lady is calling "Uncle".

After doing some badly needed spring cleaning outside this week I got short of breath, my heart began racing, and as I looked around I became overwhelmed with all that needed done. Now I've always been an "I can do it all myself" kind of person, I finally admitted to myself that I can't.

I came inside, rested, and called a young high school boy who is coming to catch me up on yardwork. I called my college age granddaughter who is needing money and she is coming this weekend to clean the house extra good.

I also was able to finally get 7 hrs a week (from the VA) for a caregiver to sit with my husband while I run errands or just relax.

My heart rate came down, I'm breathing easier and over all feeling better just knowing the help is on the way.

My prayer for you is that if there is anyway possible for you to engage a little help, do it. You deserve it and after a brief rest I think I will be a better care giver. I think you need this too. Prayers and Blessings to all of you my friends.

By lurkingforacure On 2017.04.11 20:23
I am so glad you are getting some help. I can attest that the break our family got while my husband was in the hospital for rehab was a true gift from whatever higher power you believe in. I cannot even begin to express how much of a difference it made to not only me, but to our kids. It was almost miraculous for us and I will be forever grateful to our doctor for referring us for it.

Any help you can get, take it. Caregiving in PD involves not only the physically exhausting help with mobility issues, but also the mentally fatiguing cognitive/dementia issues, either of which alone are a full time job. It is impossible to try to manage it all by yourself.

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