I have had asthma and emphysema (now severe) for the last ten years. I`ve learned to cope with that but in July 2010 I started to itch and burn all over. I was tailing off steroids after 18months of polymyalgia and have itched and burned since then. I`ve had every antihistamine known to man and every cream etc. In the midst of all this I had to watch my son dying of cancer for ten months followed by nursing my husband for five months with cancer again. During this time I fell and broke my ribs and even getting on the stairlift to go up and give him his meals or meds and change his dressings was agony. When my son was dying his main worry was his two little cats and I assured him that I`d look after them. And they`ve been a life saver, a reason to get up in the morning. I couldn`t cry over Michael`s (my beloved son) death while looking after John because he`d been told there was nothing more they could do so he knew he was facing a painful death. So I had to keep going, I had to keep going. But today I am itching and burning all over, I can`t sit and i can`t lie and this has been going on for two and a half years and I`ve had enough. I miss them both so much and really wish I didn`t have to wake up tomorrow. But these two little furry bodies are relying on me . Sorry to be so miserable but I am hurting so much. Just needed someone to talk to. In 2010 I lost my son, my brother and my husband in the space of 8 months.Nothing can ever take that pain away. Sheila
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