My husband got sick in 2002. The beginning of 2003 he had a liver transplant. That is when all the problems started. He lived to March 24, 2010. During 7 years I was the primary person of the family. We had a son in college, I had to work and take care of my husband and son. Life became very difficult, as I tried not to make my son worry, which I thought would affect his studies. My son did graduate as an honor student making the Dean's list for every semester. As time went on my husband failed. I stopped working as it was to much for me. The last six months of my husbands life were terrible. I kept my husband home and took care of him until he died, surrouded by our loving family. Three months later my oldest brother became ill, and everything fell on me as I am the youngest of six siblings (25 yrs younger). I cannot even go into all the work I am doing to get my brothers belongings settled. My body has suffered, as I have developed health issues.
I am also responsible for a sister who is retarded, she lives at Elwyn School, in Media, Pa. I am the primary caregiver for her also. I put my brother in an assisted living facility near me. He receives wonderful care and I go there every day to see him. I thank the Lord for giving me the strength to survive all these heartaches. I have a wonderful family and wonderful in-law family. But the truth is I am struggling and life without my husband is very hard. I would have been married 25 yrs. on Sept. 13, 2010.