My 82 year old mother has suffered 2 strokes, TIAs, and has fallen. Her last fall back in May, she broke her arm. It is the left arm which was affected by the stroke. She is in a wheel chair, because the doctor did not want her using a walker because it might hinder the healing of her arm. The bone is not healing,
My mother has been in a nursing home since June, 2016. I fall apart when she talks about going home. I feel like the worst daughter. Lately, as the idea sets in that she could not function alone in her home, I feel depressed and cry suddenly. Everyday I shed tears and all the while scolding myself for placing her there. I am the only daughter and I have 3 brothers. While they are somewhat supportive, I don't believe they realize what it does to me. I take her out for a drive, I take her to doctor appts, and lunch. If I could go and visit her everyday I would, but I live 45 minutes away and in a different town. I try to go every 2-3 days, and either Saturday or Sunday. I am looking for a support group, because I don't know how I can go on without being sad and depressed everyday.