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hi ppl im new to all this as i have just signed up. hoping i will make some lovly friends to help and support and with the same experience's of having to care for a child with special needs. hope evry1 is well tc all xxxx
Hi, Nice to meet you, I hope you find the support you want here.
Have just joined up and hope to get chatting soon. Have been very low recently and some of the postings break my heart too, but seems like there is some lovely support here.
Best wishes to all
I am disappointed that this forum has so few posts!
Hi x fairy x, Wendy, Glassbead and sarniajoy - nice to "meet" you..
just have to ask glassbead - do you make your own glass beads?!?! - I am into jewellry making but not brave enough to make my own beads yet.
I find this hobby a great way to unwind and ensure I have some me time, I usually sit and create in the evening once my sons have gone to bed. I keep thinking that one day I might get around to making enough so that I can sell my creations and make my fortune!!! . . .we all have to have our dreams!!
take care all, keep posting!
No don't make my own beads glass or otherwise though had a lot of enjoyment creating 'masterpieces' with them until my near sight went and now I find it so tiring. I would also work in the evenings. i stopped wearing my necklaces and earings because my daughter couldn't cope with them and I though it was creating another barrier between us. She doesn't like me to touch her - which is difficult when she gets so upset. Sorry going off track here.
There was/is a lady in Coventry I used to buy beads from and she used to make her own sometimes. Apparently very tricky. It's amazing looking at museums and seeing the intricacies of e.g.Roman glass craftsmens work.
Enjoy your bead work!!
Love and best wishes Jane
I see you have posted some very useful thoughts and replies to the forum, many thanks for being so active and involved.
As you can see the forum itself is building up gradually, but we need more people like yourself to keep the 'conversation' going, with topic's and issues good or bad that impact on your lives. Thanks again to everyone who has contributed to the forum to date.
I hope the forum goes from strength to strength.
I have just spent the last couple of days in hospital! I had to have an emergency op for a relatively minor, but extremely painful gynae problem. I will spare you the very gruesome details, suffice to say I can now sit down again without hitting the ceiling!
I am so fortunate that our eldest daughter, a vicar, rode to the rescue and took over the care of my disabled husband (brain haemorrhage) and DS son whilst I was off on my 'hols'! Once the pain had subsided it was quite nice to be freed from all responsibility for my charges, albeit for a couple of days! I haven't had a break since my husband came out of hospital in May last year! But hey ho, the old girl is back home and at the helm once more!
hi im new to this i only joined up yesterday does anyone know how to post a thread thanx
Welcome to the forum! To start a new thread you need to clear onto the front page of one of the four topics in the left hand toolbar - 'In your area', 'Daily Life', 'Looking for support' or 'New diagnosis'. At the top of the page it says 'Start Thread' you just click on that and away you go....
Best wishes, Lucy
Sorry I meant click on the front page not clear!
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