This is a Message from my Wife Claire she wanted to share to end Carers Week
“You May Not Believe This But I Count Myself Lucky !
Yes I suffer massive pain, take countless medications, am a prisoner in my own home but I still count myself lucky. I look around at everything that is happening around the world and I could be in many situations that are worse than the situation I am in.
I could live in Syria and be surrounded by civil war; never knowing what is happening day-to-day.
I could be one of our many soldiers or civilian workers in Afghanistan.
I could be living in Iraq, amidst countless car bombings and suicide bombers.
I could be a homeless person anywhere around the world, never knowing when or if I would eat that day or get lucky and get a place overnight in a shelter.
But I am none of those things, I am a person who needs twenty-four hour care and am lucky that my husband gave up his job to become my full-time carer and am lucky that all my children at one point have been young carers for me, at this moment our youngest daughter is filling this post.
I never ever wanted to be this ill and requiring care but I am, and I am extremely lucky.
As Carer’s Week draws to a close, I would like to thank my husband and children but also every unpaid carer whether they are young carers or a full-time carer. We are all lucky and extremely grateful to have you and the outstanding care you give.”