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New to the Forum

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:30 am
by Rob_2009
Hi all,
I've been caring for my wife with her chronic and undiagnosed back pain and the mental health issues that come along with it for 2-3 years now, but only very recently realised that was what I was doing. It's really helped me to see that as my role, and I'm starting to work out what support I might need to continue as the lighthouse in our family's storms, and keeping our 6YO afloat too. It'd be great to connect with fellow carers, to hear your stories, to vent and listen to your vents, and be here for each other, and learn what it is I need and want from you all.

Rob

Re: New to the Forum

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:35 pm
by bowlingbun
Hi Rob,
My mum had back problems for many years, the real problem was diagnosed very late.
Has your wife had a scan, to work out what is going on?

Re: New to the Forum

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:08 pm
by Cloudygal
Hi Rob

Welcome to the forum.

Re: New to the Forum

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:43 am
by Jane Carers UK
Hello Rob, welcome to the forum

You've come to the right place to connect with other carers who understand your situation.

We run a weekly online meet up for carers to chat informally and take a little bit of time for themselves over a cup of tea. There's no pressure to share anything you don't want to. You'd be very welcome to join us, sign up details are here:

https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advic ... ne-meetups

You might also find it helpful to have a look through our advice and information pages and make sure you're getting all the help and support you can:

https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice

Best wishes

Jane

Re: New to the Forum

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:21 pm
by Rob_2009
Hi all, thanks for the replies. Nice to feel seen!
One scan done privately, but no-one seems to want to look it. That's another story.

Meet ups sound like a great idea - I'll click and investigate!

R