My name is Marcy | Caregiver Action Network

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Marcyaa2
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My name is Marcy and I am caring for my mom who has cancer.  She is in my home, I am on leave from work. This is the hardest thing I have ever done.  Bless all of us.

blessed1
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Hi Marcy!  I just joined

Hi Marcy!  I just joined today and saw your message about caring for your mom.  It is hard and I am sorry that your family is going through this.  To be honest... I didn't think a heart could hurt so bad until my son got so very sick.  Hardest thing ever!

Do you have a support system in place for you?  Do you have help? 

deafdiva
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hi marcy,

i joined 10 mins ago.  i understand your struggle.  it's hard. you love your mom and want to love and care for her but it can really exhaust you.  i sometimes wish i could take the pain and suffering away.  i try to schedule 30 - 60 minutes once a week for myself.  if you have support perhaps they will be willing to cover you.  

hang in there.... cry, write in your journal, but please take a moment to love and take care of yourself.  i will keep you in the light.

DavidBrown
Welcome Marcy. I am also new

Welcome Marcy. I am also new here.

elanasanders
Hi Marcy and everyone. I just

Hi Marcy and everyone. I just joined too. My name is Elana and I'm caring for my elderly father. I know it's so hard and I'm sorry you're going through it too. 

I wanted to share one tip in case it's helpful to anyone here... If your loved ones are looking to talk to someone and you can't be there for some reason you can sign them up for this service. https://elderlycallcompanion.com/ I had my dad sign up a couple of months ago and he now has a buddy who calls him every morning to talk. It's cheap and it definitely brightens his day.