Hi, my name is Karen. I found this forum from Puppydoc's lovely blog. I'm writing because I have very bad depression, but that is not my main reason for coming here. I am a fulltime caregiver for my husband, who 2 years ago had a bad stroke and now cannot walk and has a hard time with his speech. I love him so much so I feel bad for saying this, but I feel more and more hopeless everyday. I know I'm not the only one who is a caregiver, but I think my depression takes away all the strength I have. If anyone can relate, please reply. Thank you.
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Sorry to hear this, Karen. I hope you are holding up. Praying for you.
Thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement. Things have been a little better lately. I've been trying to hold on to faith and the hope that we can all get through this. I am also trying to work harder at taking care of myself (something that I never really did). Again, thank you for your kind words.
Hi Karen. I wish I could give you a hug. I know it must be hard, being a caregiver to a loved one. Surely you and your husband have gone through much together. Just remember--you need to care for yourself too. I know it's easier said than done when you feel so fully responsible for someone else, but you need to remember that in order to be a good caregiver, you have to be cared for, too. I have struggled with depression all my life, so I know how hard even the most basic things can become. But you and your husband will make it through. We are standing with you. God bless.