That's Not Really the Idea!

  morddwyd 18:14 03 Nov 2011
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We've got a visit from social services on Friday, they're coming to do a care assessment.

My wife is now in bed in a state of exhaustion, having spent the last three days going round the house in her power chair using her one good arm to vacuum, dust and clean in every last corner.

I have tried to explain that this is likely to be counter productive, but, as I'm sure some of you will have already surmised, I'm wasting my time!

  spuds 19:23 03 Nov 2011

For that effort, you'll probably get a 'Can Manage' verdict?.

  Aitchbee 19:15 04 Nov 2011

Many people have 'good days' when they can manage (just), but the 'bad days' must be emphasised when explaining the difficulty in doing everyday 'mundane' things.

  Aitchbee 22:19 06 Nov 2011

Spend less time on this website and help with the housework...obviously you have not thought of this...and I, will be blamed,or ridiculed by your swerving arguments, as you usually do to people who dare to give you a 'rough time' in argumentative, logical posts.

  lotvic 22:37 06 Nov 2011

morddwyd, I'll hold him down while you run over him.

  morddwyd 17:14 07 Nov 2011

"Spend less time on this website and help with the housework"

I can assure you that the housework is shared, I do the beds, washing, ironing, vacuuming, washing up, breakfast, tea, and prepare lunch (though my wife cooks it). My wife does the rest.

I normally visit this site twice a day, around 7 in the morning, before getting up, and 7 in the evening just before I retire for the night, though I do sometimes have a quick look in at other times, and spend up to an hour each time.

At the moment it is about the only chance I get to "meet" other people, and I would be a bit reluctant to give it up.

This is not a moan, by the way, there are others far worse off, this is just a reply to HB's comment.

The result of the assessment, by the way, was that our needs are "substantial".

  Aitchbee 17:29 07 Nov 2011

morrdwyd - I admire your 'muckin in' with the housework. I hope you get good practical help from social sevices.

  john bunyan 17:37 07 Nov 2011

morddwyd...."around 7 in the morning, before getting up, and 7 in the evening just before I retire for the night." Are you in bed for 12 hours? I am lucky to get to bed by 11 or 12 and am also up by 7. Mind you with your work schedule I can see why you are tired!! My wife also disabled but is able to do more in the house.

  morddwyd 20:24 07 Nov 2011

"I hope you get good practical help from social sevices."

None.

We don't qualify.

We're too rich. My wife gets the Higher Rate of DLA and I have a service pension.

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