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Hi Folks,

We hope everyone is OK? It's gone very quiet on the forum since last week. Do keep in touch with us and let us know how you are getting on or if there is anything we can do help support you.

Take care,

MAS Nurse and Moderator

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Bad week. Took husband for his weekly blood test, a fire in the doctors' surgery so went to another surgery to see if they would do it to save going into the hospital. Murder in the car park and I had to get out of a very difficult space. Reversed round the corner and hit a metal post. Husband was a few inches from the post and didn't tell me. I couldn't see it as he was in the way. Lots of damage to my car. I absolutely loathe driving but he isn't allowed to drive any more so have no choice.

The worst thing is the lack of empathy from him, nothing at all. I spend my whole life going back and forwards with medical appointments for him - we have at least 3 this week and often more than that. He has no conception of what I do, my life is on hold. I am fed up with it.

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Hi exhaustedwife,

So sorry to hear what a tough week you've had. Just to say I'm thinking of you and hope that next week will be a little better for you. Very best wishes.

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Thank you.

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I am having a really bad time. Took my husband for his weekly blood test this morning but there was a big fire in the doctor's surgery. Went to another doctor to see if they could do it. The car park was murder and the only space was very difficult. When we came out, I had to fiddle around to get out of the space and there were cars everywhere. I reversed into a space, a big rendering sound and I hit a post. Husband was a few inches from the post and didn't tell me. I couldn't see it as he was in my way.

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Sorry didn't mean to post this twice, I thought I had lost the first reply. I have arthritis in my fingers and they do funny things when I am typing.

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Hi exhaustedwife,

You poor thing what difficult time you are having, I empathise with you. Were you able to get the blood test done in the end? Sometimes a whole litany of things seems to go wrong. I do hope it is not too expensive to get your car repaired. Could you consider using a taxi to go to appointments, as this would take the stress away from you? Is your husband under any neuro rehab team, where you can get some practical support for him? Can you chat it through with your GP? A brain injury can cause personality changes including a lack of empathy. Have you had a look at the advice and support offered by the Headway charity: headway.org.uk/about-brain-...

Hoping your week improves. Thank you for taking the time to share how you are feeling.

Take care,

MAS Nurse and Moderator

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Been busy looking after Pete in hospital. Visiting every day is tiring but worth it as Petes been so ill and very low. He’s coming home today though so hope to be online more often.

Take care all. Xxxx

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Ah that's good news about Pete. Let's hope he goes from strength to strength, and that you can have a peaceful Christmas.

Best wishes,

MAS Nurse

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Thank you xxxx

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Hi sassy59,

I hope you have Pete back with you by now and that life will settle down a little for you, at least for a while. Very best wishes.

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Yes he’s home now thank you. It’s good to have him home. Xxxx

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Hi MAS-Nurse,

Sorry I've only just read last Friday's post, as I was away on a pre Christmas mini-cruise to Amsterdam and Hamburg, which was lovely, so from that you'll deduce that it was a wonderful 'Feel good Friday' for me. Of course I was without internet so incommunicado with the real world, and insulated from all concerns. My husband and I had a most enjoyable time and the highlight was gathering together for Christmas carols on our last full day at sea.

Now it's back to that real life again, and a mad dash to prepare for Christmas, but it was all worth it.

Best wishes.

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OOh Callendersgal, that sounds really fun and exciting! What a fantastic way to kick your Christmas celebrations off! I'm not surprised that you have been incommunicado! Hope all your Christmas preparations go well.

Best wishes,

MAS Nurse

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Hi there, Happy Christmas to you. Maybe it is quiet due to festive preparations going on or maybe festive trips out.

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