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Les Eve wrote:It's good to have a bit of friendly banter on here and I still think to just show the area or county on here is fine. Having said that I respect the comments and views of those that think otherwise but is a lot of the anxiety and worry of being identified overdone? Surely if comments you are making are genuine and true then surely no one can object to that but rather they should pick up on it and respond in a positive way. If there are a few dubious characters around then we, the users can jointly police that and then refer back to Carers UK for action to be taken. From an original observation this has taken us down an interesting path that is maybe worth carrying on.
Anyone worked out the geographical distribution of posters? Where do we tend to be?
Hi John, "bowlingbun" is partly my surname, partly where I live. My real Christian name begins with one letter, but the abbreviation starts with another. I'll answer to Bowling, or Bun, or even BB. To me the most important thing about the forum is the ability to receive, and give, help to fellow carers. I wish with all my heart I wasn't one, but it's a life sentence I'm afraid. I'm just doing my best in difficult circumstances, trying to maintain a sunny disposition. This week M and I have been in Somerset, I've driven 400 miles and after a non stop week I'm shattered.
This is fantastic the responses, the openness and honesty being shared amongst strangers. I had 29 years as a 24/7 Carer which sadly came to an end 18 months ago after we had grown up as youngsters from the age of 9, married for 58 years, together for 67 years. I too had very many feelings of despair, guilt, anger, resentment, so many emotions and everything else that goes with Caring. It is impossible to get someone to understand what you are going through, never mind the financial side, the constant juggling and isolation, it is a task you never applied for, never trained for yet to have to get on with it. You cannot or would not walk away or go on strike, you make huge sacrifices in so many ways, everyone pays lip service but at times you wonder how serious a Carer really is taken.
Totally O/T-or is it?-but I thoroughly enjoyed 'Caught in the Act' a film which was set in the Norfolk Broads.Looking at Annette Badlands' CV,I've spotted something called 'My Other Wheelchair's a Porsche'...
Good morning to one and all, That is the problem with posting something on here, very similar to broadcasting in which you never know if anyone is listening or in this case "Is anyone reading what I have put" but you hope the count of "Peepers" counted increases. I like the wit of that comment about the wheelchair but sorry the film has me beaten, never heard of it and haven't a clue how old it is, I will have to look that up. For anyone not knowing the Broads, yes it really is a very nice part of the world with lots of attractions around the area. We have just had an enormous layout opened of minature railway layouts of various countries where not only do the trains all run continuously but so do a lot of the other items in the scene, come to Norfolk and see what you are missing. I will short post a poem about the funny names of various villages.
It went 'straight to video' worse luck,so you'd have to find an ex-rental,big-box tape of it.And still have a player...We've got two because the boys can use them the way they can't use DVDs.
I should have done a link before: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112647/?re ... lmg_act_77
bowlingbun wrote:Hi John, "bowlingbun" is partly my surname, partly where I live. My real Christian name begins with one letter, but the abbreviation starts with another. I'll answer to Bowling, or Bun, or even BB. To me the most important thing about the forum is the ability to receive, and give, help to fellow carers. I wish with all my heart I wasn't one, but it's a life sentence I'm afraid. I'm just doing my best in difficult circumstances, trying to maintain a sunny disposition. This week M and I have been in Somerset, I've driven 400 miles and after a non stop week I'm shattered.
Hmm.'BB' to me is always 'BB gun' as in "you'll have your eye out!".Or...butterball! I just keep picturing a cricket match in a baker's shop with 'bowkingbun'.Mind you,since I'm keen on both cricket and pies,it's not a problem!
Sadly that is the reality of Caring, it is or can be a life sentence, initially when I had to give up a very well paid job to be a 24/7 Carer for what was then £39 per week I had mixed feelings. Your plans, your hopes, everything has gone unplanned out of the window and this is why as sorry as you feel for your Cared for having an illness or whatever, the Carer has nothing wrong but they are penalised also. Are they penalised more? I never made my mind up on that one but as and when you get the chance you can do things but the poor Cared for will get no reprieve from their sentence!
Les I'm only allowed to see Eliot 12 hours a week which comes to 26 days a year.We haven't been allowed on public transport together for eleven years,and we've met 'under the sky' i.e. not here or where he's being lodged,but actually outside,for perhaps ten hours in all that time.
Sometimes,I get envious of other mums and dads I see with their kids.A few times,I've known absolute swine who did everything they could to stop me seeing my sons.This includes women who acted out of a belief that I was abusing my wife.To my credit,I've never thought to myself "I wish that social services would take their kids".I couldn't wish that on anyone.
I think that what I'm trying to say is that I can imagine how difficult it can be to be a full-time carer-though my sons don't need any special sort of care apart from supervision-but it would be nice to be in that position! (With proper support).