Being a carer for my parents
Both my parents have mobility issues and are bithnow in wheelchairs. Since I can remember my Mum has been in a wheelchair due to have a very worn hip joint which she was born with.
When I was in year 9 my Dad's back started to hurt and progressivly got worse to the point where he struggled to get out of bed.
I am now classed as a carer to my mum which is important for me, my mum is very stubborn and sometime I have to have a little nag to get her to do things.
I don't see my parents in any other way than just my parents, if that makes sense. My Mum is an amazing person who makss me proud every day. Due her lack of mobility she also has other health problems which she can control with tablets and lifestyle changes.
My Dad is still constantly on the go with his veterans and the local carnival which he does every year using his mobility scooter as his base for his structure. He does feel it after he compeltes things but I think it gives him motivation to get up abd about.
I have always worried about my parents, maybe a little more than others, due to there problems and feel like I have had to grow up quicker than other children but I also think that it has made me a stronger person in the whole.
I sometimes think about my Mums life and worry that she may feel like she has missed out on things such as travelling and silly things like going on rides. I know that when my Dad was still able he would take me on days out to keep my mind occupied and a couple of times a week we would go out for a family meal and go for a walk along the seaside but it's always a niggling thought