Mum has been caring over 24 years of caring for an acutely florid constantly unwell through each of those years long for 3 daughters all with schizophrenia
I recently moved further away my sister recently quit alcohol and tobacco and has been delusional for 7 years plus with very aggressive alcoholism fuelled abuse.
We have seen real improvement since she quit 4 months ago but it’s a long time to heal.
I’ve just moved away by 45 minute drive and she can’t really drive in this time of year because of the light so I get the bus for 2 h journey
Stupid of me
More likely to snap
Tired and in pain all the time
Less likely to sugar coat
Hangs on to every wrong word as though there is no filter when to panic and when something is normal
I have no real benchmark for ageing parents
Only one i have got to know so far before was my horrendous mother in law
Somehow have to drag my schizophrenic ass over to actually helping
Not had to look after anyone’s needs other than company, sex or making food
I need to work out here a process of how to help
Need to know the most important things
Walking her dog
Someone please I just need advice.
How does this go generally.
Feel pretty useless after a weekend where I had a mini burnout and felt like I couldn’t do anything
Will save energy next time
She is stubborn and will keep quiet about things that upset her for several days.
Any pointers please?