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Carers UK Forum • Rejoining the ranks...
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Rejoining the ranks...

Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2022 2:26 pm
by Charles_2112
It's a long time since I was a member but I've decided to rejoin after a long absence.

I care for my wife who uses a wheelchair, my eldest son who has mental health issues, and my son who has autism - although he has full support and lives separately from us, both my wife and I still have caring responsibilities there. And then there's mum, who's in a care home gradually losing to dementia.

Up until about 9 months ago, I also used to work at my local Carers Centre, but eventually age and exhaustion catch up with all of us and I had to take early retirement at the end of March last year.

The covid situation meant that I ended up retiring later than planned, and there's been a lot to adjust to - a reduced income being among them - but some of the pressure is off and I was actually able to get out and about with the camera a couple of times last year. Hopefully later on I'll work out how to share them online!

Re: Rejoining the ranks...

Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2022 2:36 pm
by bowlingbun
Hi Charles, welcome back.

Unfortunately I'm still here, still battling with Hampshire County Council with regards to my son's care.

Re: Rejoining the ranks...

Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2022 2:50 pm
by Charles_2112
Some things never change, Bowlingbun

Re: Rejoining the ranks...

Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2022 3:57 pm
by Pet66
Hi Charles
I think you had left before I joined. The forum was such a support for me when my now late husband was diagnosed with vascular dementia and strokes , with other health issues.
I have heard you were a very good support to the forum so it's good to hear you are back.Look forward to your photos.

Re: Rejoining the ranks...

Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2022 6:12 pm
by Melly1
Hi Charles,

welcome back. You have been missed.

It sounds like you are doing a massive amount of caring.

I have missed your tales about Mike as he reminds me of S; I find the overall success of his way of life in his own place reassuring and something that I would aspire to set up for S.

Melly1

Re: Rejoining the ranks...

Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2022 7:50 am
by Charles_2112
Thanks for the welcome, everyone.

Mike is 36 now, which makes me very old...or at least feel it!

Re: Rejoining the ranks...

Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2022 8:33 am
by susieq
Welcome back Charles - as you can see I'm still here :roll: :roll:

Have you had your coffee yet this morning ?? :D :D

Re: Rejoining the ranks...

Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2022 4:28 pm
by Charles_2112
:lol: :lol: :lol: by 8.30 I'd had half a pot of coffee!

Re: Rejoining the ranks...

Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2022 5:29 pm
by susieq
Charles_2112 wrote:
Fri Jan 07, 2022 4:28 pm
:lol: :lol: :lol: by 8.30 I'd had half a pot of coffee!
Nothings changed then ? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Rejoining the ranks...

Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2022 11:25 am
by Charles_2112
Not a thing!