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We've had health visitors and OH people plus a recent PIP interview at home and it's more than obvious I have to lift my wife for a multitude of reasons, most commented I shouldn't be lifting but offered no alternative. It just breeds frustration and anger with the whole system.... I really do despa...
My wife can definitely no longer weight bear so transferring to a chair, loo, stair lift,shower seat is totally reliant on me lifting her into position. GPs are aware of me lifting and tell me not to but offer no help or support... It's exhausting and I'm just about holding down a full time job but ...
Thanks Susieq
My wife struggles to transfer and we have purchased many aids to make life easier... she is fiercely independent but is really struggling. I'm seeing my GP tomorrow for an unrelated issue but I'll mention it.
My wife has secondary progressive MS and is really suffering with the weather at the moment due to the heat. She cannot get to the loo independently and I'm having to lift her on and off from her wheelchair.. I'm nearing retirement and cannot do this much longer as I'm suffering with a slipped disc ...
I bought a powered armchair last year which has been a great help but not been offered a hoist ? It seems self funding is the only way to get things done in this area.
So frustrating on top of dealing with the disability itself !
I agree..... time to request another visit and see what help they offer us ! I'll try to keep optimistic about the outcome ;)
My wife has been assessed and it wasn't much use to be frank. A mattress lifter was organised which doesn't help in the slightest? It took weeks to arrive eventually and did nothing but create sleepless nights. Then there a devise to assist transfers but my wife doesn't have the strength in her arms...
I'm a carer for my wife who suffers with MS. Her condition has slowly been deteriorating over the years and now balancing work and caring for her is exhausting and I'm feeling very forgotten. I'm shocked by the lack of support offered to carers... there seems no interest in our well being at all. I'...
Hiya Julie
Welcome :)
My hobby is portrait photography and i am constantly learning new techniques....
DSLR cameras are so versatile and allow good photos for beginners and more advanced.
Took this photo at one classes i went to with a proffesional model