- May 1, 2008
Hi. My name is Erin and I am new to this site, so I hope there are some caregivers out there that can relate. Thank you to those that replied to my first posting. My husband was diagnosed with ALS May of 2007 at age 35. We had a baby girl the following October and in February we moved long distance. Needless to say, things have been extremely stressful, emotional and busy. After a long and brave struggle, he quit his job last December and went on disability. I quit my job in March to stay at home with him and Morgan to become full time Mom and full time caretaker. I have been going for so long but all of sudden, I feel a breakdown. Chris is angry so much of the time and of course he takes it out on the person closest to him, me. Up until this point, I have just let him say whatever he feels like to me, because I can't comprehend how hard this is on him. However, I blew up last night after he was nitpicking me on very minor things. I know he hurting so bad, but I am freaking out. This morning I came close to getting in the car and driving away from everything. We have known each since we were 12 and I have never loved anyone like I do Chris but he is becoming very verbally abusive. I feel so alone. Are there any other caregivers out there dealing with lots of rage and anger?