I do that may surprise you but I enjoy being the person that cares for my wife. I get to spend time with my wife time that I would not have if I was doing what I used to do. every job I have had I have worked hard and worked long hours. Before I became a carer I was a Programmer Analyst which in may ways was the job I really wanted to do for a long time.
So do you enjoy the job you do ? how many of you dread getting up ? how many of you have the odd Sickie ? Well as a carer you can’t do any of these things. I am my wife’s main carer. That is my “Job” and the Government pays me £55.55 a week. That works out at £7.94 a day or given the fact that carers provide 24/7 care £0.33 an hour. I have long past the stage where money was all that mattered to me. Family matters to me my wife and my children are what matters to me. I am a Husband a Father and a Carer. I would want no other Job as I am the best person to care for my wife. There is sometimes a thin line as Claire puts it between carer and husband where she feels it is sometimes blurred. I understand why she feels that but I don’t feel that. I married Claire for Better or Worse for Richer or Poorer and In Sickness and Health. Would I wish she was well “Damn Right I would” I would give anything for her to be well.
So I enjoy what I do because I care for the woman I love. The Scottish Government and the Conservatives have it wrong offering paid for respite breaks as far as I am concerned I don’t want to be away from my Soul Mate.