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My son stayed 3 weeks in hospital and was discharged a week ago, even though he was quite open about his intention not to take his medication. Sure enough by last Friday it was obvious he was as bad as before - rude, shouting, thought disordered and breaking small but useful things - and the Outreac...
Stephanie your story makes me so cross! How dare the services turn your son's welfare into a p***ing contest? We encountered a few old-school professionals along the way who were more interested in status/money/power than in getting people well but I thought they were a dying breed. Grrr! :evil: I'm...
I'm a carer for my son, willingly and for my mother, reluctantly. I take the view that I chose to have my son and so I took on board anything and everything that came with that choice, including his illness. In his case caring involves standing back where possible so he can be independent but being ...
Trigpoint I don't think you're weak willed at all. You're going through a traumatic and draining experience, everything familiar and comforting has been stood on its head, you've lost your husband's support. It sounds to me like you're grieving, and it's entirely understandable that you should just ...
Dear Anne

I feel so sorry for you; what a letdown. It's difficult enough getting used to caree being in hospital and then getting used to them being home all over again. I hope the respite works out eventually - I'm sending (((((((((hugs)))))))))) anyway. StarFish.
Just want to say welcome and I'm sure others will as well. No, it's not just you, my son's illness flares up from time to time, usually when he's stressed out about something. Unfortunately I can't always smooth things over for him, however much I want to. :cry: I'm so glad this is one of your 'good...
I'm sending (((((((((((((enormous hugs))))))))))))) too. This is an awful illness and there is no way you should beat yourself up about what happened. You didn't, didn't, didn't get it wrong - you wanted to be kind but you are just not used to how cunning and devious the illness can be. I find it tr...
Hi Vyxxen and welcome. I hope it's ok to recount my experience as I don't mean to hijack your thread. In my 20s and 30s I suffered black depressions lasting weeks. I was quite shocked to read Caravanj's comment about anger management but that does fit what I was going through. Somewhere in my late 5...
Hi Trigpoint I can understand how frightening this must be. I'm afraid I don't know anything about injunctions, but I thought I'd offer three thoughts to try and set your mind at rest: First, even if the patient can sometimes seem well, psychiatrists are trained to be perceptive. The outcome of the ...
I used to make home-made bread quite a lot and my son - regardless of my warnings - always ate it warm out of the breadmaker. He got stomach ache and he decided the bread was poisoned, too. (It would have been the perfect opportunity, had I wanted to!)

We use sliced, now....