The Pressure of Caregiving Makes Self-care Difficult

The Pressure of Caregiving Makes Self-care Difficult

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The Pressure of Caregiving Makes Self-care Difficult

Knowing that so much is riding on me creates a lot of pressure. I don’t get sick days, vacation, or weekends off. Taking time off to attend to my health issues requires finding and paying for caregivers for my husband, Todd, who is paralyzed due to ALS. For example, I had put off scheduling a routine eye exam because it felt like I’d be adding one more thing to a list that’s already too long.…

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