I have just joined Carers UK because my profoundly deaf older brother has been diagnosed with Prostrate Cancer and so I go to all his hospital and doctor appointments with him to write down what the specialists say (not good for the carple Tunnel Syndrome). This is fine with me but my brother is now very isolated since his wife died two years ago and he wants to spend time with me to go for lunch or for a drink which would be nice but as I am 64, I still have to work for another 2 years before I can retire have more spare time.
This is where the problem for me lies, he cannot use a landline, or mobile telephone or a computer so if he wants to see me, he just turns up on my doorstep, last week, he waited outside my house for an hour before I saw him and I am starting to feel beleaguered because I also have health issues and currently visit two hospitals, one of which is 2 hours away by car.
I know its difficult for him to make new friends or join in a game of walking football because he just cannot hear a thing. One reason for joining is I hope to find out about any appropriate assistive technology which he could use to contact me and his other siblings who live a very long distance away, as well as being able to join inthe odd game of snooker.
Now I have got it all off my chest, so apologies for this but if anyone is in the same boat, please do get in touch.
Best wishes to everyone