Sitting here at 1.30 am, my mind racing, my stress levels through the roof.
For the last 9 years I have been a full time carer for my wife who has Cerebral Palsey. In 1995, my grandmother died 6th sept., and my first daughter was born in december, in 1997, 6th sept., my mother died, october 2000 saw the birth of our second daughter. June 2001, my wife suffered a right cva following which I spent 2 weeks in ICU after suffering Atrial Fibrulation due to stress. 11th march 2003 saw the arrival of my third daughter, an unexpected and unplanned pregnancy and high risk due to my wifes condition.
2003/2004 has seen my wife suffer another mild stroke and several TIA's.
So now I sit here, carrying out my duties as a full time carer to a disabled wife and 3 daughters aged 8,3 and 1, and studying nursing full time externally at the same time.
The closest I have come to a break is when I get to go and do my clinicals and as you all know, that is not really a break
Anyway thats enough whineing for 1 day, after all no matter how bad things seem there is always someone worse off.
This bulletin board keeps me sane somedays (other days it just makes me realize I am not the only insane one lol)
Thankyou everyone at allnurses, you guys and gals are the greatest.