Hi, i hate computers and am so bad at all of this so i hope this is working... helloooo?
anyway. stumbled across this site and forum whilst sitting in tears of despair and feeling ever so alone. same old cliche i suppose, but 'i thought i was the only one...' etc etc! always so reassuring to know you're not alone.
anyways, i'm rather new to the whole caring business, and am about as good at it as i am with computers, alas. anyway, i am an unfortunately old and jaded 24 year old, caring for my father who is a severely immobile, alcoholic, wheelchair-bound, chronically depressed sufferer of strokes (3 'mild' ones so far. not looking forward to the next one) and a bloody wonderful man (if a little demanding on occassions). generally try and embrace the 'carer mentality' and my new life in a cul-de-sac with cats, medication, social workers and a stairlift, but occasionally envy my friends out at the pub... and then i feel bad for thinking that. is that wrong?
gosh this is confessional aint it?!
genuinely have no clue how these forum things work. 'tis rather cathartic anyway.
all the best to all the lovely carers out there.