I ticked the 'combination' box,...
I am full time carer for OH, who has OA, JHS, Depression and is being treated for Epilepsy due to 'absences'
My youngest also has JHS, she has periodic pain, worse after a big day at school, or often the end of the school week. She manages pretty well, but has to give in occasionally! .
I am also on call for my Brother who has Mental health problems, (Bi-Polar, Paranoid Schizophrenic with violent tendencies, Manic Depressive) while he is taking his medication properly, he is a pussy cat and the loveliest man you could meet. The last major episode was 5 years ago, a short while after we lost Mum, since then there have been 'minor' incidents, but he has been taken off the Section order and is living in his own flat in sheltered accomodation. He has regular visits from his Social worker, comes to us for tea every fortnight and we speak regularly on the phone. Although at the moment he is keeping well there is always the worry of a relapse, sometimes even the smallest thing can trigger it.
Life is interesting to say the least
Sometimes my mind not only wanders...it leaves completely