Its lonely and isolated sometimes

Hi My name is Gina, and I am new here. First of all thumbs up to everyone of you here. You are doing an amazing job.

I work full time and also care for my husband who has diabetic and has very limited mobility, partially blind and deaf in one ear. It can be very lonely and isolated sometime as we no longer do anything together. He had a heart failure recently and has been sleeping most days or just sitting. I feel guilty leaving him on his own to visit my sisters and friends sometimes. How does everyone do it here.

Hi Gina, I can relate to everything you’ve said about the loneliness and the guilt. You need to think though that any respite you get helps you to ‘top up’ to carry on doing your caring role. You can’t pour from an empty cup. Something that I’ve found has really helped me especially now the pandemic has isolated us more is to connect with other carers on here and at Carers UK online meetups. They are a safe space to chat to other carers & to compare notes. Here is a link: Online meetups | Carers UK
Your not alone and we are understand.


Hi & Welcome Gina

I think you are amazing caring and working full time! Hats of to you!
I agree with Marie (respite) in any form is essential and you get a different perspective on your life.
Please don’t feel guilty!