Hi Cindy hope you have a lovely christmas ( im sat here crying my eyes out ,just spoke to son in australia and hes missing home so badly and wishes he was back here , i was fine all this time hes been away but a wreck now lol) xxx oh well xxxxxxxx
Thanks so much for that. It means a lot coming from someone who has lived it, so to speak. I wish more people realised the truth about how the mentally ill are sadly neglected in this country, it would give them food for thought.
My brother's illness was brought on by being knocked down by a hit and run drunken driver when he was just 6. He sustained frontal lobe brain damage and was in a coma for quite some time- my parents were told that it was doubtful he would come through it and if he did, he would probably be a 'vegetable' as they put it. It seemed like a miracle when he survived and didn't appear to have any severe problems, but the damage soon made itself felt and from that point it was a rollercoaster ride all the way.
Lots of love to you, Cindy, and thanks so much for your kind and supportive words.
I can so relate to what you are saying. You are absolutely right about Care in the community and its horrendous failings. Unbelievably, when my Dad died when I was 13, I was put into care because of the danger posed by my brother. this left my Mum living with someone who was, to all intents and purposes, a psychopath. I could go on and on about the years of terror and awful things. I wish I could end this message by saying that at least now he gets the care he needs, but he doesn't, and only recently, he was so badly burned in a fire that he was in hospital on the critical list for several weeks. It is still not certain whether he will survive. I feel that his illness and the 'system's' failure to treat it properly, have caused so much tragedy in my family and I hate to say it but i do feel somewhat bitter.
I so hope that your brother has some happiness in his life and that you do too.
Lots of love, Yolanda xxxx