My father was involved in a serious car crash 14 years ago, he suffered hip, pelvic and back injuries which cause him numerous areas of extreme pain to this day. 2 years ago he tried to commit suicide because of this, we supported him and got him back on the mend. Then he had a meeting with his pain specialist yesterday afternoon and he was told there was nothing more they could try, they had run out of options. He broke down in his office, and the doctor had to ask for help to get him to leave showing no compassion. He has lost all hope and yesterday he started taking all of his meds and ripping up his morphine patches and rubbing them all over his skin in another suicide attempt. The police ended up breaking down his bedroom door so the paramedics could assist him. He is a proud man whom I have never seen cry so to hear that he broke down in front of someone is very worrying. He lives in Carronshore, Falkirk and is struggling to cope with almost no support. He is very, very stubborn so I am writing to ask if there is any way anyone can help my dad? I live near Oxford with a young family so it is not easy for me to travel to help out, however I will be going up soon to see him and would like to turn up armed with advice to help him and maybe have some were to go to meet people like him. When he does manage to get down to see my brother and my grandparents in Morecambe he is so much better so I known that having something to do and look forward to will benefit him massively, he spends ALL of his time in bed either sleeping or watching TV or helping looking after his grand kids, so I think something as simple as friends to speak to will also help.
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