Hi and welcome I am the carer of my much older husband.I can understand where you are coming from. I find it hard to have friends round as husband usually in his dressing gown and I can never be sure how he will react or cope. No easy answers but do try to make time for you. I totally agree that non...
Can't really add to the sensible advice you have been given. But I can totally relate. I always struggled with my late father. I invited him out for lunch on Xmas day at a local hotel yet he told friends I would not invite him over and would be alone, getting them to invite him. When I challenged hi...
No advice but do feel for you. I would say it is in your best interests to keep your mother in hospital and if they try to discharge her, say that there is no one to look after her. The whole 'mental capacity'thing is a nightmare as things that you and I would consider dangerous to the person or to ...
Thanks BB. I did google brain atrophy and dementia but soon got out of my depth. I think it depends which part of the brain was affected? I do not think he ever had a follow up scan after the heamatoma. I thought there would be but he was treated at a Nottingham specialist unit where as we live in L...
Thanks ladies. I have written to the GP today and will post first class. I have expressed my concerns re the heamtoma and the considerable brain atrophy going back to 2013. I am still waiting for the Consultants paperwork re the appiontment. We have 2 hospitals in this area and my husband is not sur...
Well I have to say I am impressed with Eric's GP whom we saw on Friday. I had a call from the Geriatric Consultant at 5.30 yesterday. I had to put husband on as he was in the room and consultant was asking specific questions about the back pain. He said she had asked him to see husband urgently and ...
Jenny I have always been mega slender and actually was an 'expert' in my subject in the nineties. I wrote a book and it had a chapter with input by a dietician on how to gain weight and to discuss why some of us are so slim. Partially genetic as my late auntie was slender. So although 7st sounds meg...
Thanks Pet - will go and read your posts as I know you have really struggled too and have done your very best for your beloved husband. ACtually your reply really helped me because I know your husband is a very strong highly intelligent character and I guess they can be the most stubborn and the mos...
I tried this but due to patient confidentiality it does not seem a viable option.Today he has said he will wait until pain relief sorted. I have suggested that as we sometimes see other GP's at the Surgery we wait until he finds one he gets on with better. I do realise I have to walk on eggshells at...
Yes just going to hold fire as totally gobsmacked. Very hard to get to see her as I am not a patient at this surgery - he threatened to sue my GP whom I get on with so I stayed at the old surgery. Also not easy to leave house as he would want to know where I was going. I could write but at the momen...