1. Tender Face

    Tender Face Account Closed

    Mar 14, 2006
    5,379
    NW England
    I feel guilty posting, knowing the turmoil and torture others are going through ....... then feel it is not right to not share some good news .....

    It is almost two years since I first came to this site - desperate for knowledge and for diagnosis for mum .... hard to believe that two years on I can see the short-term future with some optimism ........ mum so happy about day-care arrangements she grumbled when the Christmas and New Year break interrupted her social plans ......
    a network of support from professionals and volunteers ... when offered a place at the new MATS team support group she even commented with a huge grin "I haven't got enough days in the week for all this!"

    Mum is as happy and animated as I can remember for a long time - the trials of Christmas cards arriving when she became anxious she didn't know who they were from have been replaced by ' Oh no - don't take them down - they look so pretty!' This from a mother who used to chastise me if I left a scrap of glitter in the house after 5th January!!!!!! So what if they are still there at Easter and they make her happy?

    By which point she may still be sorting her 'Allsorts' ........

    Goddammit, I love her so much .....................
     
  2. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,586
    Kent
    Well done Karen for riding the storms and coming out at the other end. [Although I doubt very much you are unscathed].

    I hope 2008 sees much calmer waters for you and your mother.

    Love xx
     
  3. Brucie

    Brucie Registered User

    Jan 31, 2004
    12,413
    near London
    Hi Karen

    I think on this site we need all the good news that we can get, partly because it gives hope that the darker days may not always be quite so dark.

    It is particularly good to hear it from a long term member of the forum. So often the time factor is what grinds us down as much as anything.

    A time to re-charge the batteries, emotional and physical. :)
     
  4. Kate P

    Kate P Registered User

    Jul 6, 2007
    565
    Merseyside
    Hi Karen,

    I'm so pleased that your mum is going through a good spell - I know my own mum has enjoyed the lovely lights and decorations at Christmas.

    I hope this good spell continues for you - it's good to know there can be a repreive from the more challenging times.

    Love
     
  5. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    Hi Karen

    Thank you for your post. I know what a rough time you've been having recently, and it's good that you're finding some halcyon days.

    Amazing that your mum is enjoying her hectic social life, and good for her -- and for you!:)

    I hope this period of tranquillity lasts for you, and you can get back to enjoying your family for a while.

    Love,
     
  6. Cate

    Cate Registered User

    Jul 2, 2006
    1,370
    Newport, Gwent
    Hi Kaz

    Thanks for sharing your good news, it gives the rest of us hope again that brighter days may be just around the corner.

    You enjoy this time to the full, concentrate on the family and yourself for a change, you give so much to mum, and to the rest of us, I'm amazed you have anything left chuck.

    Love

    Cate xxxxxx
     
  7. connie

    connie Registered User

    Mar 7, 2004
    9,519
    Frinton-on-Sea
    Thank you Karen for sharing.

    All the better for being an uplifting post. May 2008 continue in this way for you and your dear mum.
     
  8. Norman

    Norman Registered User

    Oct 9, 2003
    4,348
    Birmingham Hades
    Karen
    so pleased that you are having a few good times,you deserve them
    Norman
     
  9. Taffy

    Taffy Registered User

    Apr 15, 2007
    1,314
    Hi Karen, I couldn't agree more anything that can bring peace and happiness it's worth having.

    It is great that your mum enjoys socializing.

    2008 is off to a good start for you both, may it continue.

    Take Care Taffy.
     
  10. Lucille

    Lucille Registered User

    Sep 10, 2005
    542
    Karen

    Really, really pleased that your mum is having a better time of it and (ergo) so are you!

    You deserve some support having battled on your own. Enjoy the time you have and, if you can, relax a little.

    Don't feel guilty about posting good news, either! I think we all need some positives out of this illness, they are so few and far between.

    All the best for 2008!
    xx
     
  11. Nell

    Nell Registered User

    Aug 9, 2005
    1,170
    Australia
    Dear Karen,

    :):):):):)

    Please post good news when you have it! It is lovely to hear about the triumphs and the gains that are made. Whilst I was really ill with depression I found I couldn't come on TP because it was so often so grief stricken and vburdened with worries and woes. Please don't think I saw this as a problem for anyone but me! It was only a problem for me because of my illness - now I'm on the upswing I'm so glad to be back!

    I guess what I'm trying to say is that we need to share ALL our experiences - good, bad and indifferent - for our own sakes and to help others.

    Long may your "halcyon days" reign!!
     
  12. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,586
    Kent
    And it`s so good to have you back Nell. :)
     
  13. Lynne

    Lynne Registered User

    Jun 3, 2005
    3,433
    Suffolk,England
    Karen

    'Thanks be' for the good news, and hope this happier period continues for a good long time!
     

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  14. Libby

    Libby Registered User

    May 20, 2006
    625
    North East
    Hi Karen

    It is good to share good news as well as the bad, and I'm really glad to hear that your mum is happy in her new social life - long may it continue.

    Libs:)
     

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