Amanda - posted on 06/22/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
I live in Regina, Canada. Until last summer my mother in law was living in London, England. We spent the summer there getting the house ready to sell and getting Mother ready to move here. My husband is an only child. Mother has Parkinson's Disease and high blood pressure, she is 81 or 83 (no records as she was taken from home in Poland and sent to concentration camp in Siberia with her parents and siblings).. She has been with us now since August 14, 2009. I believe she is in stage 4 or 5 Parkinson's. She does have a physician here.So far we have had no outside help due to Mother not being able to get a health card until she becomes a landed immigrant (this could take another year or more). And we couldn't afford to pay for outside help until the house finalized in England which just happended a short time ago. I am primary caregiver and my husband helps out when he can.. I feel isolated. Anyone else who needs to talk who can understand would be great. I am a breast cancer survivor of 12 years, 2 awesome teenage sons aged 13 and 16. We have 2 dogs and a cat. I no longer work outside the home (about 3 years now) and do not leave the house very often. There's lots going on and I feel overwhelmed with a husband who doesn't see any problems. Thanks for listening.