As many of you will know my OH went into a nursing home about 5 weeks ago.
I am finding this transition much harder than I had expected. I hate being at home on my own and rattling about in this place; but I also feel a bit adrift. Being OH's carer has been my role and my life's work for many years. I had expected to enjoy visiting him, but to feel a sense of relief as all the burdens lifted - endless medication administration, dealing with toilet issues, supporting hi m through bouts of severe anxiety, dealing with paranoia and hallucinations etc. etc. - and to be able to go out without having to make sure proper care was in place and all bases covered for his needs.
But......I just feel adrift and find it hard to knuckle down to all the things I should be doing, or even to be bothered to cook a meal.
Anyone else been in this situation?
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