When do you know that it is time to stop working and stop tending all the” other” things in your life to sit beside your sick loved one, hold their hand and just be there? My Dad seems to have taken a turn in his journey where he is not feeling “right”, he seems agitated, scared and struggling. He wishes to remain at home. I am not his primary carer but I fear we are not doing enough to ease his pain?
I too struggled with the thought of when is it time to give up work to care for my wife with terminal cancer.
I would often talk to her about it over her nearly three year battle but she would always say that i needed to be at work to have a break from it, she would always be thinking of others before herself even though she was living on borrowed time.
However i always made sure we would travel or go for drives between treatments or times when she felt well so i can only be thankfull that we did the best we could with the circumstances at hand.
I can understand your pain, my wife lost her battle back in May this year, i am still dealling with her loss but am comforted to know that we took every opportunity there was to travel in the caravan or just go away for the weekend.
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