So my grandfather lives alone most of the time. I have an aunt that stays with him as much as she can but right now just had surgery and can't go take care of him. She lives about 30/40 min away from him so she is having others in the family help. She asked me to go to the house and clean and make things look nice while my cousin takes him to her to visit. While cleaning I became so overwhelmed and physically tired I stopped to take a break and feel what I was feeling which was sadness and some anger. I knew I wasn't tired yet but I felt it so I started to just go through my feelings and I cried a bit not a lot cause I was not at home and still had plans later so I held some feelings in. I text my cousin and I put a post on my social media that I see how much work there is at my grandpas house and the family that is helping needs a break because this is so much work. I really wanted to point out which members and speak up but I don't like people mad at me. Anyway once I finished within an hour boom sore throat and cold symptoms!! I've lasted weeks with everyone sick around me and now I get it. I really think it was the result of my stress and not being able to speak up. My aunt is at her house trying to test and all she's worried about is if her dad ate today and if he is drinking enough water. My mom also worries and goes to help after work and she's been feeling depressed.. Both have. Now I really see why and how much work it is. I was helping before this time but my aunt was there most of the time so I didn't see how much there is to do daily .. This time she was gone about 2 weeks for surgery and the house was sad .. You could really tell he was bored and doesn't eat much. Food just left in containers cause he won't bother to microwave it. Luckily my cousin when she dropped him off she left him with more food hopefully he will eat. Sorry if this post is long but I really think I got sick from the stress plus on Friday I had a stressful day at work were I was pointed out for a mistake. A mistake I also admitted to being partly responsible for, but I felt super angry at myself and at the meeting but I held it in. I think I was accused of not caring about my work when the truth is I was trying my best and I missed a detail.