How to manage stress of sick parents ?
Even though I know my mom is really sick...everytime her condition worsens or she develops a new symptom... I get this instant headache that lasts for days.....it ups my anxiety like 100% and ppl can tell that I am stressed-out.
I know I am not the only person with sick parents....so I would like to better control the outward manifestation of my stress. I don't like the fact that ppl can notice it at work. I know one of the key factors to keeping a job is "can he work under stress" ...so I don't want to be that guy.
Plus...I don't want to be the horror movie cliche character who is scared sh!tless in tough situations and unable to act.
I need to be able to think straight even if my mom is at her worst.
Any suggestions ?
PS the stressful thoughts I get are: "why does her disease keep progressing so much faster than normal, no matter what we do?"
"Why can't I fix this"