this is just a bit of self-pity but it might feel better to get it off my chest. I am my mothers carer alongside working full time - that in itself is not a simple task but I know many people do this. I have recently had a cough and cold and a week long of nosebleeds and headaches. I have been diagnosed with very high BP which appears to have been the cause of the nose bleeds. I started on tablets last week which did bring my BP down.So I am now awaiting the results of blood tests and an ECG. now on top of this a very close friends mother died last night and I have been trying to support them through this. it is all getting a bit on top of me (with yet another nose bleed as I type). I just feel the weight of the world on my shoulders at the moment. I know there are people in a lot worse situations than me, so I apologise for this complaining.