i'm new to the site and have had wonderfull feedback regarding my dads illness, this site is a great support for family members and carers to let of steam, and share views. its alright having leaflets etc from the psp site but nothing beats experienced views and its a comfort to see in this awful dilema we are not alone.
ive read loads of heart breaking blogs and yet some give me a glimmer of hope that dad mite not be as bad as i thought, theres always someone worse off than yourself. there dosent seem to be a lot of people discussing how they cope as carers and how the trauma of this illness it affects the family. i wanted to say it has tore my family apart, a once close family we are in greiving, all bikering, i feel we are all in turmoil, walking on eggshells and brushing it under the carpet and some members shirking their responsibilities making it harder for others to cope . i also find it hard to switch off from my dads illness and have been accused of neglecting my own family, i took this as offensive how can anyone be jealous of someone who is ill what they would do to be in your shoes. but have come to realise my instant family are growing up and they need mum too, i just need tips on sharing my time and not let my emotions get me down. i feel like i am heading for a break down sometimes and it is only my dad who keeps me going i do hope i get some feedback as to how to come to terms with dads illness and how to balance my time with everyone, as at the minute i seem to be upsetting everone and feel i can't do right for doing wrong.
love to all the carers xx