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Board: Caregivers 12-25-2009, 06:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,707
Posted By jackerella
Live in caregiver costs

I am moving away and need to replace myself with a live in caregiver for my parents.

They are 87 & 86 with multiple illnesses. They need several medications daily and insulin for mom. They both...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 11-28-2009, 06:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,599
Posted By jackerella
Re: losing hair

I have read that a lot of hypo people will also develop low ferritin and that can cause hair loss. Have your doc test your levels and see if you need iron supplements. Also, if that is the cause it...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 11-25-2009, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,735
Posted By jackerella
Re: Please help me find a diagnosis....

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I'm not sure if it is thyroid related either but I just wanted to tell you you have to remain pro active, and never give up trying to find out what is wrong. Do you have the...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 11-21-2009, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,599
Posted By jackerella
Re: my hair

Are you on thyroid meds? Have you had your labs checked recently? I know for a fact my hairloss is due to my hypothyroid condition and I am very frustrated. If it is truly because of your thyroid,...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 11-21-2009, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,388
Posted By jackerella
Re: anybody disagree with endo and self medicate

I am considering getting OTC desicated thyroid from nutri-meds. My hair is falling out, I can't think straight, and I can't lose an ounce no matter how hard I try. I have been on synthroid 88 mcg for...
Board: Caregivers 11-07-2009, 08:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,762
Posted By jackerella
Re: How do I tell them?

I think I will arrange to have a senior placement person speak with us about their options. I am starting to think that it is too much responsibility for one person to handle. Even if I was not...
Board: Caregivers 11-06-2009, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,762
Posted By jackerella
Re: How do I tell them?

Oh no...my BF is not pressuring. He feels his own sense of guilt because he loves me and wants me to be his wife, but knows that my parents are dependent on me. He really is a kind hearted man...very...
Board: Caregivers 11-06-2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,762
Posted By jackerella
Re: How do I tell them?

He is going to be on the east coast...so just about as far away as you can get.

I was taking care of my parents while maintaining a separate home before they became in need of live in type care....
Board: Caregivers 11-06-2009, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,762
Posted By jackerella
Re: How do I tell them?

I get what you're saying. I AM thinking about what's best for me more than what's best for them...1st time in 7 years. Is there a compromise situation? My BF would definitely stay here and work if he...
Board: Caregivers 11-06-2009, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,762
Posted By jackerella
How do I tell them?

Hello all :wave: I am new here and am thankful to have found this forum. I am 44 and I am full time, live in caregiver to my elderly parents (87 & 86) for 7 years now...and also to my 13 year old...
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