Blog posts in Carer for partner

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You Never Know How Strong You Are Until Being Strong Is the Only Choice You Have

14th July 2015

Posted by Dune2015

Whilst writing this new post for the blog I am reflecting upon the past two weeks and the stresses, worries, negative thoughts and the way in which our anxieties both consciously and subconsciously affect how we perform as carers. Initially, when I called the ambulance for Annie two weeks ago, my minds responses were in overdrive. Annie’s behaviour at this time was very upsetting.
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Sharing the experience

09th July 2015

Posted by Adam S

I believe people who care for family members and friends have a wealth of knowledge and experience which needs to be tapped in to. Sharing your story and experiences can be daunting, but I think if more people shared what they knew we would all be better carers.
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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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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.
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Caring and coping with a chronic pain suffers

14th October 2014

Posted by Andy08

Not long after I posted my first blog, my employer and I came to the mutual conclusion that it was no longer feasible for me to fulfill my caring responsibiities and work full-time (including commuting in to London). I left work in mid-July and since then have been attempting to build up my own business from home. It's slow going and at the same time my wife has been even more unwell. As I sit downstairs writing this, she is more or less confined to bed and spends much of the day (and night) moaning and crying with the pain more or less constantly.
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At last a Care Plan!

12th September 2014

Posted by Andy08

Further to my first blog in July, my wife and I saw our GP today and they have finally woken up to the fact that people with complex and serious conditions like hers need something more. They are proposing to introduce a "Care Plan", which will set out what they and we should do when things get bad, in order to try and avoid repeated A&E visits and hospital admissions.
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Care for multiple conditions

15th July 2014

Posted by Andy08

Well here goes - my first blog, not just here, but ever! I'm a 48 year old father to two lovely kids - a son aged 11 and daughter of 9. I've been the primary carer for my now 46 year old wife for 7 years. She has a range of complex medical problems and has been constantly in and out of hospital during this time. We estimate she has spent around a year and a half of the last 7 years in hospital if you add it all up and has been through A&E probably 50 times in the last couple of years.
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Blogging again

20th November 2013

Posted by jakerleen

http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/43154 Hi all it's been way too long since I did this. The link above takes you to an online petition to request changes to the government policies to sick & disabled in the UK. As everything going on now affects us as carers I wanted to give everyone the chance to read, sign, verify and pass it on to others.
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