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Mental Health - Mine

09th January 2015

Posted by Pedagog

This one is not easy for me to write. Last year I was diagnosied with Depression and refferred for CBT. I started with online CBT, didn't do alot as never able to concentrate on it. Then in the summer I started face to face CBT, was going well, till mother moved in, since October till today I have not been to CBT. Today's session was great, meant I had any hour to offload everything.   More on this later, when I feel strong enough to share.
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Glasses

09th January 2015

Posted by Pedagog

Well she has new Glasses, they were ready to collect on Wednesday, so Son collected them. She wore them to read for about ten minutes before announcing that they made the TV blurry (well they are Reading Glasses).
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Mum's Diet

07th January 2015

Posted by Pedagog

So worried about Mum's diet, she is avoiding food and acting a little odd. Last couple of days we have only managed to get Breakfast and biscuits into her.  She is also showing some odd behaviours including hiding her handbag under her pillow. Any advice?  
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Doctors - My Turn

07th January 2015

Posted by Pedagog

So Doctors again my turn today. Visit to GP to ger results of the MRI scan I had Christmas eve, no real surprises yes I have got bulging discs, and they are pressing on the nerves to my legs, hence the numb legs.  Afternoon visit to have my "Over 40's" Medical, what a waste of my time and hers.  
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Physio - Son

06th January 2015

Posted by Pedagog

So today's appointment the boy had Physio. Waited in the Teenage waiting area, off he goes to the childrens area to pinch some toys. Went in to see Physio and his new Physio, turn round and the boy is stood there in his underwear ready to go. Physio went well, the boy worked hard and there is is some improvement.    
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Opticians - Mother

06th January 2015

Posted by Pedagog

Well that was interesting. Why does my mother always revert to innocent school girl role with Health Profesionals, its so frustrating. We went to the opticians for her Cataract pre-assessment (second try).  Starts of well she sites in the chair, eye sight worse than  last time but thats not a huge surprise. Then she starts, she turns to the Optician and says " Tell me, do you think it is worth me having the operation at my age?" "Well of course" says the Optician. "But I could be dead soon"
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Carers Groups

03rd January 2015

Posted by Pedagog

I posted this on the Forum the other day, but its something that has troubled me for some time, Okay serious question as someone who has been a carer for almost 15 years (first as a parent carer and now now caring for my mother as well), I have never gone to a carers group, a few times I have enquired about groups I have been told that they were for carers only and that children were not welcome. 

Back with a Bump

03rd January 2015

Posted by Pedagog

Well that was Christmas and New Year, I think the worst ever for me, but hey its over and now back to earth with a bump. Yep I opened the diary and saw the list of appointemnts and visits for this week. Actually thinking about it its a quiet week at the moment, only 4 appointments 1 for Mum, 1 for Son and 2 for Me, however the community team (Physio, OT etc) for Mum don't book they phone just before coming out, so I suspect there will be more.
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First Post - An Introduction

03rd January 2015

Posted by Pedagog

So my first blog post. I am a carer, have been for 14 years. I am a daughter, have been for 40 years. I am a mother, have been for 22 years I have cared for my son since he was born prematurly and with various health issues, then a few months ago my mother had yet another stroke and so she came to live with us in October (over 200 miles from her former home).

Christmas blue's

28th December 2014

Posted by sylvie

Hi Carer's i do hope you all had a nice Christmas, i know caring is very hard at Christmas and can be a little bit sad because we tend to look back. I found it very hard and do every year looking for a suitable gift for my son, he can do nothing for himself so it is nearly always cloth's or video's we get.I do not look back so much now i think i am blessed that i still have my son and i can hug him .
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