Feeling a tad battered

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by ShellW, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. ShellW

    ShellW Registered User

    Aug 4, 2014
    17
    Stockton on Tees
    In the last 5 weeks undergone house move, beloved dog operated on ,told she was cured ,then had to be put to sleep and last weekend husband with a dense post stroke left sided paralysis, epilepsy and dementia , admitted into hospital with further stroke . Just feel like I am in some sort of no mans land, outside look like I am functioning normally but inside feeling numb. How do we manage to keep going sometimes ?
     
  2. ASH74

    ASH74 Registered User

    May 18, 2014
    295
    No answers....but big hugs and wishing you continued strength!


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  3. jeany123

    jeany123 Registered User

    Mar 24, 2012
    19,049
    Durham
    Sorry you are having such a bad time,
     
  4. CJinUSA

    CJinUSA Registered User

    Jan 20, 2014
    1,127
    eastern USA
    I guess we keep going because that's who we are, and we loved our beloved pets and other halfs. I'm so sorry to hear about your husband. Your life has been turned on end. Is hubby out of hospital? To care unit or home with you? You have children who can help? Or siblings of hubby or yourself? If not, you might think of trying to line up a care plan, because you will benefit from assistance while you yourself learn how to cope with the life-changing events you are experiencing. The biggest question: you okay? This is an amazing forum with lots of people who have lots of experience. Let us know how you are doing, okay?
     
  5. CeliaThePoet

    CeliaThePoet Registered User

    Dec 7, 2013
    614
    Buffalo, NY, USA
    I've also just gone through a shocking illness with my dog, and had to put her down the day after Christmas; this the week after mom got out if being in the psych unit for two weeks for self-harm. I'm still in shock, and so are you. Take care of yourself.
     
  6. halojones

    halojones Registered User

    May 7, 2014
    438
    I am not surprised you are feeling awful, you have a lot to contend with...Am sending sympathy and hugs...xxx
     
  7. Bay

    Bay Registered User

    Jul 24, 2014
    44
    Kent
    Thinking of you and hope things improve soon.
     
  8. Rageddy Anne

    Rageddy Anne Registered User

    Feb 21, 2013
    5,990
    Cotswolds
    Sorry you're in such a horrible place, when Autopilot kicks in and you cope somehow. Sending you a big hug of support.....
     
  9. angecmc

    angecmc Registered User

    Dec 25, 2012
    2,109
    hertfordshire
    Hope things get better for you soon, we spend our lives thinking what next? When we enter the world of dementia, hugs to you xx

    Ange
     
  10. ShellW

    ShellW Registered User

    Aug 4, 2014
    17
    Stockton on Tees
    Thanks for the support, think it was just a big dip in energy last night, not surprising really. So have decided to be positive and determined to undertake the local mindfulness 8 week course, got the workbook today and looks promising. Has anybody had any experience of this ?
     

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