- Sep 11, 2012
- Loved one DX
Things with mom are progressing. She has trouble getting food stuck in her teeth, she sips through a straw and still manages to smoke cigarettes with her right hand that gets weaker everyday. We know smoking is not the best thing for her but its one of the only things she can do independently with us watching her so she doesn't drop the cigarette. I too have picked up smoking after my boyfriend and i quit for four years. He does not know I do and I feel guilty but im so depressed.my mom is 51 and I am 23 years old. I have a father that tries his best to take care of her and the house after he works his 9-6 demanding job. My sister sits with her on Wednesday but all the other weekdays I am there. I fix her food light her cigarettes help her take the little steps she can help with showering food range of motion excersize etc. My mom and I are closer than ever since she was diagnosed. She slurs and I cant imagine the day she looses her voice. I try to get her out of the house but its difficult. I am overwhelmed. My father is overwhelmed. Now he has all the responsibilities. I work at a retail store on the weekends but lately it seems more of a hassle to work on the weekend s while all my friends are living it up. Im sorry all I do is come to the forum to vent. Thank you all for reading. Its good to have support on here.