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Just a quick shout out to let you know we are still alive

(23 Posts)
DisAstrophe Thu 21-Nov-13 09:29:30

Sorry to hear things are so tough. You sound like a very resourceful woman but even so it is v hard when the crap comes at you from so many angles.

PolterGoose Tue 19-Nov-13 20:13:00

HONKing for you all, hope dh finds new work soon flowers

sneezecakesmum Tue 19-Nov-13 19:54:52

Oh dear. Your poor baby sad. So sorry for the awful time you are having.

lougle Tue 19-Nov-13 18:09:17

Oh dear! Is work hard to find in your area? That's awful timing.

Firsttimer7259 Tue 19-Nov-13 17:35:46

Oh crap beemom so discouraging. Make sure he signs on soon and you get every scrap of money youre entitled to as a family. Why can't the wind blow from the other direction occasionally? Try to keep plugging away

BeeMom Tue 19-Nov-13 15:19:41

Oh, for god's sake - if it just could stop for a while, that'd be great.

DH got a phone call Sunday afternoon, they shut his line down at the factory and he has been laid off.

I give up.

Firsttimer7259 Tue 19-Nov-13 07:35:54

Hi beemom - nice tp see you! So sorry to hear about the tough time you're having. Try to look after yourself too

NoHaudinMaWheest Mon 18-Nov-13 12:47:04

Good to see you back but I'm so sorry that things are so difficult for all of you.

TheNinjaGooseIsOnAMission Fri 15-Nov-13 09:47:51

thanks beemom, sorry to hear things are so rubbish at the moment but good to see you back

ouryve Thu 14-Nov-13 22:30:43

Oh, beemom, you're going through such a horrific time at the moment. And poor Bee. Developing dementia at 8 is just so cruel sad

I'm glad you're starting to take notice of your own health. Methotrexate isn't the most pleasant of drugs, but I know people that it's made such a huge difference to.

Donki Thu 14-Nov-13 21:36:05

Holding you and yours in the light Beemom - it puts my problems with school into perspective!

Beemom so sorry to hear things are so tough for you all, look after yourself. thanks

lougle Thu 14-Nov-13 19:55:29

Beemom, such a hard time for you. Hard to believe that a child of 8 can be developing dementia. So heartbreaking.

Please let the medics look after you - life would be a whole lot worse for your family without you in it. We think you're amazing, in a totally down to earth way!

Firsttimer7259 Thu 14-Nov-13 19:18:03

Lovely to see you here - so sad to hear all you arr going through. You are one strong mama - keep going im rooting for you all

hazeyjane Thu 14-Nov-13 19:13:26

I was wondering where you were just the other day, it is good to see you back. Sorry that things are so unbelievably tough. Take care of yourself,and let us know how things go next Thurs. flowers and honks.

dietstartstmoz Thu 14-Nov-13 19:06:50

Aw beemom. Sorry to hear things are so tough. My heart breaks for bee and her deterioration. Hope your health improves, good to hear you are getting yourself checked out.

autumnsmum Thu 14-Nov-13 19:05:31

Bee you are having to deal with more than I can imagine my heart goes out to you

Tambaboy Thu 14-Nov-13 19:01:22

BeeMom sorry to hear about you are going through such an awful time, I don't know what to say, it is all so utterly unfair sad
I hope things get better soon flowers

Bluebirdonmyshoulder Thu 14-Nov-13 16:59:40

thanks even!

Bluebirdonmyshoulder Thu 14-Nov-13 16:59:21

It's absolutely wonderful to hear from you - I'm just so so sorry to hear about what's been happening. Too much has been thrown at your family - it's stunningly unfair.

I don't know what to say about Bee's deterioration. It must be utterly heartbreaking.

Please stick around - you're a wise and wonderful contributor to this board and an inspiration. And we're always here to listen even though there's nothing we can practically do.

[thank] and cake and wine and HONKS and lots of love.

sammythemummy Thu 14-Nov-13 16:59:13

Im so sorry beemom sad I hope your health improves and are able to carry on being the awesome mum that you are.

PolterGoose Thu 14-Nov-13 16:13:57

Oh BeeMom I don't know what to say sad it all sounds so horribly crap. It is lovely to hear from you and I really hope things get better for you soon flowers

BeeMom Thu 14-Nov-13 16:03:46

I know we dropped off the face of the earth - but we are still alive.

Bee is still struggling at the new bloody moronic and useless school and starting to have challenges at her SS, too. Her neurological status is deteriorating, and it is confirmed that she is developing dementia (at 8 years old - tear out my heart). Seizures continue to be a daily challenge, and we had to withdraw her from Special Olympics as she was no longer safe there, so things are tough.

DS is getting more active at school and within his tiny social group - he has a friend who he spends a lot of time with. He is not doing as well as we might hope in school, but he is passing all his classes, so that is still better than this time last year.

DH has a job, but he is making less than he was receiving in benefits while he was unemployed. We are heading into a shut-down over the holidays, so he won't be earning anything... needless to say, this concerns us all. He has a couple of leads for other, better paying positions, so all is not lost, fortunately.

I have been doing a grand job of denying my health issues, even pushing myself to start running and getting involved in a 30 day fitness challenge. However, there is no more denial. I have to start immune chemotherapy (methotrexate) injections for my rheumatoid arthritis and will be seeing a cardiologist shortly because there is concern that I might need a pacemaker. I have a rhythm abnormality that was first found when I was in my early 20s, but it has progressed and is now a more risk to me... I had been dealing with what seemed to feel like "skipped beats" for some time, but when I started having chest pain as well, I finally decided it might not just be stress and should be investigated. I go next Thursday afternoon for further testing.

I have been lurking , and think of you all often. It'll be another one of those Christmases for us - there will be next to nothing under the tree - but as long as we are all here... we'll get through.

We always do...

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