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Oh, Brother!! Bitch City!

Well, N is home from the hospital. My D had the "granny sitting" duty last night.

What a pain in the ass!

He barely got half way into a hamburger before she was demanding this and that. She finally laid down to sleep, and was up whining that she couldn't sleep before the clock even changed a minute. She had him call me at 11:30 pm to ask if I would come over. My roomie S was parked behind me, and already in bed. The answer was no. This morning, she had him brew a pot of coffee, and then only got around half a cup before she pronounced "I can't drink this, it's bad". Mind you, D doesn't drink coffee, so why should he know how to make it?

I've got the duty tonight - D can't. If she thinks she's gonna run me ragged like she does D and her hubby G, she's got another thing coming.

Being disabled does not give you the right to use your family and friends as personal slaves.

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freyjaw
Aug. 23rd, 2002 03:59 pm (UTC)
Being disabled does not give you the right to use your family and friends as personal slaves.

Amen. That's the big reason I try to be as independent as I can be. So, my hubby sets things up for me and I do the rest. Much less work!

Family and friends can be a great help. They can be supportive. They shouldn't be run ragged doing everything. Eventually they will become too tired or overwhelmed to provide any help. Treating them as slaves is going to be counterproductive at best.

I have been so used to being the caregiver. It's a wrench to be the one needing care.
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