Overwhelmed my multiple losses
I am 70 years old and until a few years ago I was active and youthful. Then I was afflicted with arthritis which severely affected my physical activities and began losing friends who were like family to me as most of my blood relatives were dysfunctional. My cats have been a great source of comfort to me. My 20 year old can no longer go outside. He suddenly developed arthritis in his hind legs. My other cat who was about 13 died suddenly of a stroke last week and this has been the last straw. I still have a support system but it is dwindling. My grown daughter has a life of her own and does not live near me. While she cares deeply for me I do not want to burden her. I was never a clinging, possessive mother. I still look good and have a sharp mind but I have little energy and am losing interest in my favorite activities such as bridge and volunteer work. I am considered a strong person who has always coped well but my heart aches constantly and I don,t see things getting better. When I was younger I always had hope for the future..not now!