How to represent being a carer

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I just want to apologise again for what I said in my first post here! It was a really horrible thing to say. I know I've got my own 'issues' with elder caring (and, yes, MH, sigh.....) but when I think of the devotion that so, so many people have towards those they care for, ESPECIALLY when they are their children, I'm ashamed for what I said.

I think that Eun says it much better - the problem is NOT the caree, it's the lack of societal support for both the carees, and their carers. With taxes mis-spent on just about anything and everything we can think of, society has no excuse for not ensuring that some of our taxes are WELL-spent, on those that deserve it.
Please don't apoligise I understand because thats how we all feel from time to time
What about someone dancing in the rain? It comes from one of my current favourite inspirational quotes:

“Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...It's about learning to dance in the rain.”
Vivian Greene
It's a great motto - but only if you don't get struck by lightening while dancing!!!! :):(

Michael - glad I didn't offend (too much)
Hi gang sorry I've not replied sooner but due to financial problems my internet has been disconnected so whilst I'm visiting me dad I thought I'd reply to you. I have come up with an initial sketch but will be doing more. so on that note here is the initial sketch let me know what you think

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That's a lovely piece of art work. I'm just wondering how the fluffy cogs would come across in a tattoo? They might resemble Catherine wheels unless you have an enormously talented tattooist?
Hi Henrietta,

I think it would look pretty cool if they did look like Catherine wheels because as we all know with mental health it only takes the slightest spark to set our carees off and it can often feel like we are trying to handle fire. But it could also work if the semi colon was just one normally :)
Michael_160312 wrote:I've been watching tattoo fixers tonight as I enjoy having tattoos done and have 4 at the minute each representing an important part of my life i.e. who I am, the birth of my daughter, serving in Iraq and the death of my nan. Plus I also love drawing and sketching, so on that note I've decided to set my self the challenge of designing a tattoo that again represents a major part of my life ...... being a carer. So I'm looking for ideas of what being a carer means to people and ideas of ways I could represent that in my drawings then one day in the future when things have sorted themselves out financially I may try and get my design actually done as a tattoo.
Any help would be great.
What about hands cupping a love heart.
jenny lucas wrote:I just want to apologise again for what I said in my first post here! It was a really horrible thing to say. I know I've got my own 'issues' with elder caring (and, yes, MH, sigh.....) but when I think of the devotion that so, so many people have towards those they care for, ESPECIALLY when they are their children, I'm ashamed for what I said.

I think that Eun says it much better - the problem is NOT the caree, it's the lack of societal support for both the carees, and their carers. With taxes mis-spent on just about anything and everything we can think of, society has no excuse for not ensuring that some of our taxes are WELL-spent, on those that deserve it.
Think we all have bad days, so letting off some steam helps. As for feeling trampled I think your spot on, some of us are having to help support others through this stupid pip assessment, many aren't able to fight for themselves so we have to do it as carers (parent carers worse) we are made to feel like scum for applying for help to support our disabled kids, when some folk say they just need a kick in the bleeeeep, really like hitting an autistic kid is the answer, I think not. So on that note we feel for you.
The latest thing is the a/hole of a doctor in America where families are trying to get funding for two drugs that have been found to help boys with DMD saying that the boys "could walk if they put their minds to it"!!!! Ignorant numptie and that is one of the ones controlling the purse strings!! One more thing for parent carers to cope with. So my son should throw away his ventilator mask and breathe on his own and stand up and get out of his powerchair (which has been adapted for him to control with just one finger and his thumb) as he has obviously just been kidding us all on for the last 30 years!

Eun