Hello and welcome from me too http://www.carersuk.org/images/icon_smile.gif Caring for someone we love very much requiries a degree of self-sacrifice. That is, the sacrifice of self. Thats a loss that can really hurt. Sometimes we miss time to be ourselves. Sometimes its almost the loss of identity ...
Hello and welcome from me too http://www.carersuk.org/images/icon_smile.gif Thanks for telling us about your situation. You have a lot of responsibility and life can't be easy for you. Far from it. Yes its is frustrating when you mum presents so well to others, but this is not that unusual. I can un...
Hello Andrew. Plenty of good advice etc so I shall keep it brief. But I did want to welcome you and to say hello. Its quite something you have embarked upon. I wish you well with it. Sounds like a lot of practical stuff to sort out. Important to get things as suitable as is possible. Welcome and goo...
<t>Hello and a warm welcome from me too.<br/> <br/> I was sad to hear how things have developed, especially regarding people's attitudes. You dont really know people until these 'tests' come along and then friends either shine like beacons or fade away for no good reason. Although you have to accept...
Hello and a very warm welcome from me too http://www.carersuk.org/images/icon_smile.gif I'm sorry to learn of your sadness. Its of little help but I can tell you that what you seem to be experiencing often comes with the role. We can feel isolated and exhausted caring for those we love. And our 'inn...
Hello and a warm welcome from me too. Its hard to know what to advise. In many ways, you know your situation very well indeed and have a good idea about how things affect you and what would help both you and those you care for. Making things happen and getting help is not always easy of course. Goin...
<t>Hello Jan. Good to have you with us.<br/> <br/> Sorry to hear about things with your mother in law. Its so tiring caring for someone as well as working. Is your husband supportive and doing his share, or can that be an issue sometimes ? Sorry to ask the question but it was in my mind.<br/> <br/> ...
Good to have you on board, captain !

Welcome. Glad to hear things are not too bad with you right now. Excellent.

All the best.

Robert
<t>Hello Henny. Good to have you with us. <br/> <br/> As you can see, many of us here very much understand the emotions you talk about. The practical side of caring is one thing. The emotional side is another and is often the bit that we struggle with the most. Yes, its tough and we can too easily f...
Hello Annie http://www.carersuk.org/images/icon_smile.gif Good to have you with us but so sorry to hear about your troubles. Sounds like yet another very poor hospital discharge. A proper assessment should have been undertaken by Adult Services prior to discharge and then a Care Package sorted to he...