I do not begrudge my parents the time or effort I spend taking care of them, but I will not give up my own life. I will not apologize for going to yoga class and I will not feel guilty for wanting to go on going to work and doing my job. What the world (ie: medical establishments, etc. )seems to expect from relatives caring for elderly parents is ridiculous. Family is important, but I must be allowed to have my own life.
When or if it ever comes time to truly reform the medical system and insurance in the U.S., because I do not believe it will happen now, someone ought to think about this issue.