Thanks Crocus, and I have been thinking that maybe she doesn't want people to see her in a wheelchair. It hadn't occurred to me until I read your post. But it makes perfect sense. So thanks!
<t>Hi Crocus,<br/> <br/> Thanks for the reply. I think it is just me getting frustrated with the situation. She doesn't seem at all perturbed that she sees the same four walls every day. It would drive me crazy, so I assume she would be best off going out and socialising. It may be a sign that I am ...
<t>My mum has been housebound for the last 18 months, and is now still not great physically. However she could possibly go to her lunch clubs as there is a bus that would pick her up in her wheelchair and take her there. But she won't go, even though she used to be very sociable prior to all of this...
<t>I haven't spoken to her GP about it. I have gently tried to raise the issue with mum and suggested she speaks to her GP about it herself. She is due to have an endoscopy sometime soon so I guess if nothing is found in the test, then maybe they will consider anxiety as the possible cause, having r...
I know this sounds odd, but I think she is worried about getting well. She has been housebound for so long that there is a predictability and security in it, and if she recovers she may have to go out into the world again. I am starting to think this is what she may really be afraid of.
<t>Thanks for the replies. Mum came home from hospital on Sunday and has been completely fine until today when she was sick just once. It is becoming increasingly clear that the problem is anxiety. She worries about everything and the anxiety makes her vomit. She has moments of being a strong positi...
<t>My elderly housebound mum has been discharged from hospital after a major leg operation. While in hospital she was vomiting a lot, and she has had episodes of unexplained vomiting in the past numerous times after operations and hospital stays. Since being discharged on Monday last week the vomiti...
Thank you Bowlingbun, that makes so much sense, and is really helpful x
<t>I live with my mother, who has been housebound for the last year. She has just gone in to hospital for another major operation, which may possibly give her back some mobility, time will tell. I have been feeling desperate for some time to myself, which I have now for the brief time she is in hosp...
<t>I like to sit at the back or top of a double decker bus and read my book, kindle or real book, as long as the bus isn't crowded, hot or noisy. It feels like an escape, and I am anonymous for a half hour or so. If there is cricket on the radio, like there is today, I love to listen to that and lis...