Angel from California

I have been the caregiver for my family member for decades. I took care of my brother Ruben first who was in a comma induced to protect him while he was hit by a truck on freeway. Later that night it caused internal bleeding in his stomach and a stroke. He was found in his vehicle at a KFC. Since then I have care for him he is diabetic. I also cared for my father before he passed due to cirrhosis of the liver, drugs, heat attack and leg amputated. Then I cared for my aunt Dana that died of bladder cancer and my mother who has had her own scare of surgery and health issues . I also had gallbladder surgery in between all this.

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