Im new here, I found this forum while searching online for support groups.
Im 44, my wife is 50, I have been a spousal caregiver for 8 years. My wife was diagnosed with Polymyositis 8 years ago, its an adult onset type of Muscular Dystrophy. It makes her muscles very sore and weak, and slowly atrophy.
At first, I was very supportive, i could do it all. After 8 years, its really wearing on me. I've lost my partner and lover and cuddle buddy, and become pretty much just her caregiver. While there is still love, there is nothing physical left, and the realization of it really gets depressing. At times I think "this is it, this is the rest of my life, being a nurse and maid and driver."
So how do you deal with it?
Do i need to just accept it and get on antidepressants already?