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    Feeling down and guilty

    What u are doing for your mum is a wonderful thing. However if u dont do the same for urself it will become very difficult both physically and emotionally. If u can step back for a moment, take time to identify ur needs. Your own personal needs. Not those that arise from being a wife mother...
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    first post - hi everyone -mid/late stage carer

    Hi jude, A times I took the agression personally and others i found the ability to cope. It depends what else is going on in ur life. I found, finding a balance helped. I was working with adults with challenging behaviour initially. I changed jobs and found I was able to duck and dive the...
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    I shouted at my Mum today

    My mum was a very strong opinionated lady. She was smart and talented. I am not. I always remember failing . Never being good enough. Being a disappointment. Or looking a mess. i know her childhood was difficult and she is a perfectionist. As awful as the last 10yrs have been. I feel no...
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    Hi

    Thanx Barraf, I a have a care plan that is idiot proof. Like totally. The last home thought it was wonderful. My last job was working with adults with challenging behaviour ( they were less challenging than some staff) hence my dot the Is and cross the ts. i spent time with the staff in the...
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    Hi

    thanx I cant thank you all enough for taking the time to reply to my post. Every post with a name was a person who can begin to imagine how I feel. They did make me weep...maybe I have held back too many tears over the years,so i will view this as healthy. I try to keep things in...
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    Hi

    Hi,Another newbee. I am 48. My mum was diagnosed in 2000 after 2/3 years of well hell I suppose. Now 2008 she is still being cared for in her own home...after blood sweat and tears. I am supported by social services who allow me EMI funding to add towards home care 24hr live in. It has been...