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Originally Posted by benjie
any and every. sorry but i'm really down at minute and not getting any practical help. have carers coming in 3x a day but nothing else. have 3hrs off per week and just fed up.
Hi, haven't been on for a while. Am looking for activities for hubby. He's immobile (apart from on his hands and knees) and has a vast collection of books. He's gone back to the books he used to read as a boy but if he doesnt read them then he's on the floor organising them in differnet ways. His organisational skills at work were extremely good because of the type of job he had. Arts and crafts are not his thing and he's never been interested in jigsaws and puzzles/quizes. Does anyone have
Hi, haven't been around for a while. Hubby diagnosed with bowel cancer last year and operation went well. Trouble started with chemo treatment - as precautionary measure - but it affected him badly in the end. Collapsed in April and been in hospital since. Hasn't walked since then. He'll be home soon and needs 24/7 care and with his VasDem, which hasn't shown itself as badly as some people, my work will now begin. But I'm optimistic 'cos he's such a treasure and everyone has liked him wherever
My hubby has been diagnosed with VasDem for few years. Last year we found he had bowel cancer, was operated and started chemo (as precaution but not essential). Part way through he colapsed with supposed clot and came off chemo and onto warfarin. 1 mth ago colapsed again and don't know exact cause. However his dementia is starting to set in as he's been there so long bedridden etc. I'm now insisting that more action be taken and intervention with his dementia. Has anyone had real probs like this.
Weell how do i - sorry we - all deal with it - the "problem" is not hte perason with the illness - but those who have to deal with it - not just the husbands/wives but the daughters,sons, sisters, brothers, in-laws and everyone of their friends. So at the end of the day i/we ahve to tell everyone -m andall of our friends 'cos that's where we'll get all the help and understanding from. Heyb but who'mI to talk - I'm new. Benjie