The question I keep asking myself, and have yet to come up with an answer is, ‘who cares for the carer’. Few people ever ask me if I am alright, and I suppose sometimes it feels like they just take for granted that I do what I do regardless. I am really lucky to have amazing parents, as I have said on a number of occasions and although they are far away they provide an awful lot of time just listening to me and I just feel they are ‘there’ for me.
I tend to try and see a different GP to Chris, because I find that everything is always Chris related otherwise, and sometimes I just want to be taken for who I am, just me. When things were at their worst and I was doing everything on my own and every day seemed like a huge fight to keep Chris alive and get professionals to do their jobs I actually wondered who was looking out for me, who was helping me.
I asked on twitter today to see the response I would get, if maybe anyone else knew who cares for the carer and this was some of the replies
- @nursemaiden replied “@spareribBellamy: I do wonder a lot about ‘who cares for the carer'”@carer33 in my experience no one!!”
- @carer33“very true!”
- @swanners272 “From my hubby experience it seems like no one x”
- @cackiesmum “when u find out please let me know…lol!”
It appears none of us carer’s actually know. I tell you one thing, I care for the carer and anyone who ever wants a chat is very welcome to get in contact, and we will look out for and support each other I am sure.