I am feeling very guilty as my mom from August 08 has been in a pickle.. August she had a heart attack, Sept she had a stroke and October she had pneumonia. The guilt is that I want to do what I can but I am facing an uphill battle. My mom when she had her stroke left her with aphasia. She will not give me power of attorney to deal with her affairs, but yet she get on the phone several times a week and tries to talk only to just hang up. Guilt because I have to pretent I am her when getting her finances in order. Reality is, with her short term memory loss I dont feel she will be back to herself at all, or it will take an awful long time. So meantime I am having to deal with stuff pretending I am her.
I dont really know why she wont give me power of attorney, all she does is yell NO and shakes her head no, yet she sees what I have to go through to take care of her stuff. Me I am bewildered and just dont understand.
Your thoughts are deeply appreciated!!