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Hi all! my name is jasmin and i have been taking care of my mom for almost 2 years. In Jan of 2006 she had a minor stroke and in March of 2006 she had another stroke. She also had 4 tia's (mini strokes) the rest of that year and is also now on PD Dialysis. My brother, his wife and 2 kids, myself, my daughter and my mom all live together which you would think would be easier, but my brother really depends on me to do everything if i'm at home. My mom and i usually get along great, but today she kinda went off on me.. i know that usually we can get on each others nerves (which happens when ur together 24/7) but she was really hurtful and said that she would rather be dead than to have me take care of her and ask me for anything. She hurt me so bad!!! I'm so mad!! My bother just has to ask her one time and she does whatever he asks of her. I have to harp on her to do even the most trival things. I always look like the bad guy and as she says (hitler) and that i'm so mean. I'm really glad that i found this site. I have read most of the posts and feel better to know that i'm no the only one whos parent is difficult and mean. Now don't get me wrong.. I LOVE my mom w/all my heart, its just that today she really hurt my feelings. Anyway.. now that i've typed a book.. lol.. thanks for listening!!
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Hi Jasmin, I have a daughter named Jasmine. I am sorry that your brother isn't helping out more, but as you read it always seems like it is one person that does the most work when caring for someone. Don't really know why.

Your Mom was probably more mad at herself because she can't do some of the things and took it out on you.

You need to be kind to yourself because in my opnion care giving is the hardest job of all.

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