Hello to anybody reading this!
I’m new to this site & the forum so not sure whether I’m doing this right but I’ll give it a go…
My story in a nutshell:
I’m 27, suffer with H-HSD & Fibro, now unemployed and cares for my Mam. She has chronic COPD & Fibromyalgia and last year she was diagnosed with secondary cancer. The primary source is still unknown and as you can imagine that leaves us with a lot of uncertainty. To be blunt - uncertainty is shit & it’s crippling not having answers. It’s caused havoc with my mental health and daily I am battling my inner deamons dealing with depression and anxiety and all the symptoms that come with. I have ignored my own health and wellbeing whilst being there for my Mam and I know this is wrong but I can’t help but put her first, I also don’t know how to say no. I genuinely feel as though I’m gonna burn out soon if I keep on the way I am.
The reason I joined this group was not to have a pitty party but just to see if I could connect with others in a similar situation and to see if there are any support groups OR if any of you lovely caring people know of any cancer / bereavement organisations (not the usual macmillan & st davids) that can give support to carers either over the phone or face to face, I will massively appreciate it!
Thank you to anyone who took the time reading this!