How to cope with a sick family member?
August 31, 2005 9:59 AM Subscribe
A family member of mine may be seriously ill and I can't stop thinking about it. How do I deal with everyday life in the meantime?
posted by huskerdont to Health & Fitness (10 answers total)
I recently found out that a parent might be seriously ill. Although my relations with them haven't been the best in the past, the news that they might be facing a long-term illness has been crushing me. It's all I can think about at work and my productivity has been slipping (FYI: I work 50+ hour weeks in a creative field job). I keep on making excuses to co-workers and friends because I don't want the pity that comes with the territory. I spend as much time as I can with the parent, but still need to get my mind clear for work. Is there any way to do this?