Sat Feb 9, 2019 19:59 PM
My wife and I have always used humour and since she has been disabled the situation hasn't changed. For example on going to bed I will say things like "If you need me in the night my love, just leave me a note". We were in the supermarket when I suddenly put her wheelchair brakes on and walked away, she looked and then asked what I was doing I replied "my carers hours are up". A woman who was quite close by nearly fell into the veg bin.
Re: Humour
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:52 AM
Hi John

This is lovely to read John, humour is a wonderful way to manage through your days. Also I am sure you are not the only care and cared for using it to keep the situation light.

Your situation in the supermarket has made me smile, the lady who nearly fell into the vegetables probably thought you was being very serious. I wish I had seen it :)

I hope there are other carers who would like to share their ways of coping and how they may use humour to manage too.

Ellen at CarersFIRST
Re: Humour
Fri Feb 15, 2019 15:18 PM
That made me laugh John and so glad there are others like me who use humour. My mum is mainly wheelchair bound and she has a wicked sense of humour and we often joke about her mainly seeing bottoms when we are out as she is in her chair. Not sure what other people think, but having a laugh gets us through the tough days.