Depression, pain, exhaustion, are formidable adversaries. On top of these the Caring role too? Wow! Is it any wonder that things become so very hard?thankyou i have called them once before late at night when i had had enough
I wonder whether you realise how valuable your opening of the heart on here truly benefits so many others? Yes, it is an unfortunate reality that many professional clinicians do not actually understand what the " reality " of utter despair feels like. They can suggest things and offer medication ( l am not referring to the physical pain here) but so often fail to actually 'communicate ' the actuality, what is really taking place inside the heart and mind. But YOU do precisely that in expressing your feelings so openly and honestly and that alone is therapeutic for so many others. Perhaps over and above all else, is the overwhelming TRUTH. Your life is as important as any life being lived upon this Earth. That is not some airy fairy sentiment, it is a FACT. On here we can share our stories and all the trials and tribulations which are the stuff of Caring for those living with dementia. There can be pain and joy. But there is patent honesty borne out of the raw reality of this role and relationship of Caring.
Your contribution enhances by sheer integrity of expression and unfettered heartfelt truth.
With warmest wishes.