Hi there, I am new here so just introducing myself.
I have been a carer my whole life for my parents and used to go to a young carers group as a child but I stopped going when I got into my teens because I figured I was mature enough to handle it myself - I was wrong.
Over the years I have seen them both deteriorate quite rapidly and recently it has all gotten on top of me. I am not a full time carer but have always made sure I am available when needed no matter what but I have recently started a full time job and finding it difficult to have time to do everything I need to, see them and get enough sleep as I dont live in the same city. (about 40 mins by train)
I guess Ive just realised how much I am struggling watching them deteriorate and how helpless I feel. I guess others know that feeling too.
Thanks for reading