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  1. Good Progress on the Road to Contentment

    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Lad View Post
    Good progress on the road to CONTENTMENT to report today. Social Worker to become active with direct support exploring respite care options with Maureen. G P offered me antidepressants which I promptly declined. Blood tests to check on immune system and possible arthritic conditions. Both parties accept that a caring role inevitably takes its toll and the need for a Team approach.
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  2. Blowing Hot and Cold

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    It's 5 o clock in the morning and I am sitting in our lounge with a heat pack on my left thigh and an ice pack on my right shoulder blade. The two pain killers that I took a couple of hours ago have made little impact on my discomfort. Maureen has just been down, torch in hand, to see if I need any further help. What a woman: still shows her love and maternal instinct despite her own difficulties.

    On some levels I realize how lucky I am when I read of the struggles of others on
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  3. Mci

    I have been told that i have MCI and I need help from some one as I dont know what to do.... my poor wife has me forgetting things, getting angry over little things but worst of all the other day I forgot to pick my grandson up from school and went home to the wrong house (haven't lived there for 5 years).
    I do normally work as a security supervisor but am on the sick at the moment but I dont know if i have to leave work as i could put others at risk...
    What should I do?
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  4. Review of Care Plan Needed

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    We didn't make the carol service yesterday for two reasons. Firstly, it was too cold for Maureen to go out: blood thinners mean that it is difficult for her to get warm and it was blowing a gale outside. Secondly, I felt worn out and racked with pain: the Christmas shopping expedition in the morning had increased the leg pain that has been plaguing me for a while. So this morning a review of our battle plan.

    We hope people will understand that our contribution to Christmas will
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  5. Tether's end

    Mom told the case manager at her assisted living facility that she'd tried to hurt herself. A repeat of the events of late September. She'll attempt something (presumably--I kinda think she makes it up as there is never a mark on her)--gouging out her own eye, burning herself with lighter--and then trot to the woman's office to tell on herself. They tell me she smiles as she does it--defiant, happy for attention, maybe. They send her to a hospital to be evaluated. This is a useless process which ...
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