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Carers UK Forum • Hi
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Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:41 pm
by debbyftm
Hi there
I am Debbie, married with 3 children, age 19 16 and 8. I am a full time carer for my elderly parents. They are both 82 and their health has started to decline lately.
My mother has rheumatoid arthritis, disabled and in wheel chair out of the home and has also heart problems. My dad has bladder cancer, also has small TIA's, and angina...although mobile, he is now also slowing down.
I also have rheumatoid arthritis and cervical spondylosis, so not exactly 100% myself a lot of the time.
I am youngest of 7 children, and me and one sister have been doing most of the care work for last 2-3 years. I have now started 'roping' in my other siblings as i feel unable with my sister (she also suffers ill health) to keep doing it all between us especially as parents are getting worse.
I have come here as i find i am looking for tips advice etc on caring for elderly parents online, and came across this website.
Hope you are all well. Nice to meet you Image

welcome Debby

Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:43 pm
by nelliejo
welcome Debby Image

Hi Debby and a warm

Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:48 pm
by no1mum
Hi Debby and a warm welcome from me.

Plenty of support and advice to be found here and lots of lovely friendly people.

Karen

Hello and welcome to the

Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:14 pm
by krys
Hello and welcome to the forum Image

Welcombe from me too. Plenty

Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:42 pm
by Huffbag
Image Welcombe from me too. Plenty of back up on this site.

Hi Debbie, Welcome and please

Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:26 pm
by Guest
Hi Debbie, Welcome and please join in.

Hi Debbie, Welcome to the forum.

Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:46 pm
by rosemary
Hi Debbie,

Welcome to the forum.

If you get time take a look at the menu on left hand side on this link. Quite a bit information there and you might come across something of some use to you and your family. Any questions just holler, usually someone around to help. If we dont know the answers will try point you in the direction of someone who does.

By the way, are you north or south of the Tyne. I am south.

x x

Hi thanks for all the

Posted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:12 pm
by debbyftm
Hi thanks for all the replies.
I am defo south of the Tyne too, and little south of Durham Image
Nice to meet you all Image

We have 2 members that

Posted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:43 pm
by rosemary
We have 2 members that I know of from near Durham too.

We have 2 members that

Posted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:22 pm
by choosysue
We have 2 members that I know of from near Durham too.
Hi Debby,

I might be one of them Image welcome, you'll get loads of support and friendship here,

Sue