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To want to know if my mum is hurt/in hospital

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Peopleplease Tue 28-Mar-17 13:58:03

My mum has form for downplaying injuries. A previously broken ankle & wrist (at different times) shows that she seems to go into a kind of shock and has to be persuaded to go to a&e to have it treated.

I live 5 minutes away.

Today my aunt that she lives with called me to tell me mum is in hospital. She fell getting out of bed Friday night but waited till yesterday to go see her GP. Who sent her to hospital and she's been admitted with broken ribs and a punctured lung (I think, that's what mum said but she doesn't always understand - she said my father had a stroke when he had a brain tumour)

I just can't believe that she's been in hospital since yesterday and no one told me. She's been talking to people but no one thought I needed to know.

I just feel worried for her and really hurt.

JonesyAndTheSalad Wed 29-Mar-17 00:36:19

I feel for you. But I have the total opposite. My Mum told me she needed a heart operation the other day...she's in the UK and I'm in Oz so this was very worrying and upsetting.

Turns out she didn't. No doctor had told her this. She'd "decided" she probably would because she had a chest pain which was actually a minor infection.

My Mum courts attention with any small issue and she makes me think she's dying all the time.

At least your Mum tries to protect you.

Waddlelikeapenguin Wed 29-Mar-17 00:43:19

Arrggh this is my mum too you have my sympathy.
If her best friend hadn't forced her I:m not sure she would ever have mentioned the breast cancer that nearly killed her confused

Sadly it comes from a place of martyrdom, if she doesn't tell us she can suffer all alonehmm & moan about us to other people

Peopleplease Thu 30-Mar-17 14:10:44

Jonesy that must be hard.

waddle there is definitely a bit of martyrdom involved!

Doyouwantabrew Thu 30-Mar-17 14:13:50

I dunno I protect my adult kids and would down play illness because that's who I am and I want to protect them and my own privacy.

Not a martyr though.

Op why didn't your aunty tell you earlier?

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