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Understanding Annie’s Brain.

15th June 2015

Posted by Dune2015

I remember like it was yesterday, Annie and I worked opposite shifts in the Hospital during our first months together and on her morning shift Annie would sit on the side of the bed doing her hair and makeup whilst I would lay there and look at her. It wasn’t just her beauty that held my attention it was also the pride that Annie took in her presentation even at 06:00 in the morning.
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Dancing With Annie

15th June 2015

Posted by Dune2015

I have been told that Annie and I have had a life that has been the envy of many by those who have got to know us over the years, however, we have never been financially well off, had holidays abroad or moved in affluent circles. In fact our life has been quite sedentary compared to some people we know. Annie and I married young and had children young during this early part of our life together our free time was spent at home when the children were eventually tucked up in bed. We would have a few drinks of an evening and listen to and dance to music in our sitting room. They were heady days.
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The Reality of Transitioning

31st May 2015

Posted by SophieYAC

May has been a busy month for the UK, with the general election! But I've decided not to focus on that in this blog post. I want to focus on transition. Whether it be moving from being a young carer to a young adult carer, moving from school to college or even moving from college to university. I made the move to university in September at the age of 20, most students may transition at the age of 18. This is a big step for anyone, even if you are staying at home. University has a completely different atmosphere to college or school.

Carers and the NHS & Social Care

31st May 2015

Posted by PositivePolly

Carers and the NHS & Social Care I have to say there's much I have to be greatful for as my son wouldn't be supported without joi
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When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.

29th May 2015

Posted by Dune2015

This is very unlike me and not in my routine ether. I normally sit and write my Blog posts on a Sunday whilst Annie watches the TV. However today is Friday and the compulsion to start writing, whilst Annie sleeps is like a primal urge inside my psyche.
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Rivers know this, there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.

25th May 2015

Posted by Dune2015

From the Blog dated 25th April 2015, “Annie Survived a Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. A Family’s Journey. www.chrisomalley.co.uk Yesterday, Thursday I went fishing, as Annie was at the Activity Centre. It was a beautiful sunny and warm April morning and the river was crystal clear. The river had oxygenated the air and it felt as pure as the river itself. In fact it was so satisfying sitting there that fishing didn’t matter.

DON'T WORRY BE HAPPY

23rd May 2015

Posted by PositivePolly

This blog today is designed to help others who are to completely flummoxed to even broach this subject for further discussion.   Happiness is not a belief...It is not a theory and it's not idea...Also it is not something that others have but you aren't capable of gaining! Ideas have the possibility of going wrong as not all ideas go to original plan despite rigorous detailing many put into an idea itself... A lot of people think happiness is an idea or an ideal when in actual fact it is a feeling ba
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I have never once been asked how I am managing

19th May 2015

Posted by Mary M

I have been my daughter Susan's carer since she developed M.E. twelve years ago. She also has fibromyalgia and joint hyper mobility, and lives at home with me and her Dad, both retired.   Before M.E. she was active and outgoing, riding thirty miles a week on her bike. Then she got glandular fever, developed M.E., and her whole world changed.
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Unbreakable Bond

19th May 2015

Posted by Adam S

I cared for my mum who was diagnosed with Early Onset Dementia at the age of 51 until she passed at the age of 54 in 2013. Caring for my mum was my life for my late twenties, but I did this alongside a full time job and a few volunteer projects I was involved in.
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The Hidden Benefits of Being a Carer - A Guide to Discounts and Concessions

14th May 2015

Posted by MagsTheObscure

Being a carer is, let's face it, a flipping difficult job. One that is not helped by the rising cost of living, so it is important that you know the things that you are entitled to and the various ways you can make your money stretch that little bit further. I have been an unpaid carer for a while now and have got to know the ins and outs of the financial side of caring.
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