Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:21 pm
Hi! I’m Norma aged 50 and a carer for my husband, although it doesn’t feel like he’s my husband anymore. He suffers from progressive ms, psychosis, copd and now diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I also have twin boys aged 15 who both have Autism. I have been the only carer for my husband for the last 10 years and found myself struggling on and off during that time. Since the added diagnosis of diabetes, I am struggling big time. I feel like I am not living anymore and my sole purpose is to see to everyone else. My husband does not care about any of his illnesses nor how I feel. He will not control any of his ailment so I have to. He will not shower and hasn’t washed himself in 5 months. I know this sounds really selfish of me to say this but I now believe myself and my kids could have a much better life if he was living somewhere else. I have an appointment next week to talk to my doctor as I am now feeling very anxious and don’t feel I can do this much longer. If anyone has any advice, I would be really grateful. Thank you for reading my long list of moans.