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Re: Life Spugs because...
« Reply #1425 on: 02 February, 2010, 12:20:24 pm »
Therein lies the rub. Her GP's bloody useless and seems reluctant to do anything that doesn't involve the patient voluntarily strolling into his surgery. Fat chance of that happening...

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Re: Life Spugs because...
« Reply #1426 on: 02 February, 2010, 01:07:39 pm »
Therein lies the rub. Her GP's bloody useless and seems reluctant to do anything that doesn't involve the patient voluntarily strolling into his surgery. Fat chance of that happening...

Seems like the answer here is to contact social services and request a Mental Health Act assesment which is conducted in the home .An approved social worker will contact yourselves first before the assesment to gather any relevent info regarding her behaviour past and present to determine what the problem is before going any further.



It might also be an idea to remind her GP that he is being negligent by not acting on any request by yourselves to get her some treatment and anyway once an approved social worker is involved her GP will be involved anyway.

hope this helps.
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Re: Life Spugs because...
« Reply #1427 on: 02 February, 2010, 01:15:37 pm »
Correction:

An MHA is a Mental Health Assesment NOT a Mental Health Act assesment as you are not wanting to assess the various mental health acts or act in the singular as thats legalities.
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Re: Life Spugs because...
« Reply #1428 on: 02 February, 2010, 01:42:58 pm »
Thanks Peter. Definitely something worth looking into there.

The problem we have is that she's wily and can turn it on and off like a tap. She tends to appear quite reasonable and act like she doesn't know what all the fuss is about whenever anybody "official" is present (see every time a doctor or paramedic has been called out to one of her earlier episodes).

I'm not even sure posting this on here is a good idea, as my girlfriend would almost certainly be very upset if she were to read it. In mitigation, she doesn't have any interest in my geeky hobbies, and I think I'm doing this for a good reason. I mean, I'd like nothing more than to just post chapter and verse on all the horrible things she's done to cause pain to my girlfriend and everyone else around her, but I won't. That would just be me venting, and a) wouldn't be appropriate and b) wouldn't actually help. I think I'm posting this stuff on here in the hope that someone would point me towards a previously unexplored avenue, which I think you may have just done Peter.

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Re: Life Spugs because...
« Reply #1429 on: 02 February, 2010, 05:25:10 pm »
The problem we have is that she's wily and can turn it on and off like a tap.

This happened to a colleague of mine with her partner.  He had serious problems, with elaborate paranoid delusions that were really  quite scary, but was able to smile nicely at his GP and look hurt that anyone would think he was anything other than happy and contented.  Eventually the GP started accusing my colleague of being the one with the problem - which she plainly was not, unless we really are all being mind-controlled by the Vatican through magnetic strips in Euro notes, which can only be resisted by burning your money, drinking a bottle of vodka a day and removing all the doors in your house, including the front door.

It took the rather clever move of having the partner accompany her to her own GP on some pretext or other, and having that GP make an independent assessment. Even that was fraught with jurisdictional squabbles, but it was enough to get a mental health specialist involved, who seems to have done wonders.  I know it's a different scenario to yours Noisy, but it's an idea.



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Re: Life Spugs because...
« Reply #1430 on: 02 February, 2010, 09:22:16 pm »
Jesus Christ! I don't know where to begin with this thread. I only looked in because I'm having a very shitty time myself, but I think I'll just shut up.

All the best to you, lads. I hope things improve.

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Re: Life Spugs because...
« Reply #1431 on: 02 February, 2010, 09:36:03 pm »

All the best to you, lads. I hope things improve.

Same to you Trouty, whatever bad crap you are enduring.
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Re: Life Spugs because...
« Reply #1432 on: 02 February, 2010, 10:38:17 pm »
The problem we have is that she's wily and can turn it on and off like a tap.

Eventually the GP started accusing my colleague of being the one with the problem - which she plainly was not, unless we really are all being mind-controlled by the Vatican through magnetic strips in Euro notes, which can only be resisted by burning your money, drinking a bottle of vodka a day and removing all the doors in your house, including the front door.






I thoroughly recommend the use of Tinfoil for these kind of problems.

It works for me anyway.


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Re: Life Spugs because...
« Reply #1433 on: 02 February, 2010, 11:10:25 pm »
I thoroughly recommend the use of Tinfoil for these kind of problems.

Nice hat!

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Re: Life Spugs because...
« Reply #1434 on: 02 February, 2010, 11:18:59 pm »
 :lol:
You shouldn't be watching those kind of things Jim, bad for your blood pressure!  :)
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Re: Life Spugs because...
« Reply #1435 on: 03 February, 2010, 02:39:55 am »
I thoroughly recommend the use of Tinfoil for these kind of problems.

Nice hat!

Cheers

Jim

(Am I the only person who shouts at the TV every time a TV chef refers to wrapping something in "tin foil" ...? Tin is FUCKING POISONOUS, YOU MORONS! It's ALU-fucking-MINIUM FOIL! FFS!)

Shiny side of the tinfoil facing outwards.  Very important !!


As for the TV chefs and their advice to wrap and cook things in tinfoil it must be another of the govts/elites soft-kill policies.

I think we have foiled that particular plan.
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Re: Life Spugs because...
« Reply #1436 on: 03 February, 2010, 10:18:25 am »
Am I the only person who shouts at the TV every time a TV chef refers to wrapping something in "tin foil" ...? Tin is FUCKING POISONOUS, YOU MORONS! It's ALU-fucking-MINIUM FOIL! FFS!
No, you're not.  But as has been scientifically proven, I'm dangerously pernickety.  Well done on spelling it right.  As soon as the US get the memo about that piece of standardisation I look forward to a whole continent falling into line.

Noisy, James, Locusts - recent developments don't seem that great.  I forget who wrote the proverb "wish in one hand, shit in the other and see which one fills up first" but it seems all too accurate right now.  Thinking of you all.  This thread was a lifeline to me in the hardest times, hopefully I can be part of it helping others.  Even if it's just by typing.

And Noisy, Peter's suggestion may well be the best favour you could do your GF's mum.
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Re: Life Spugs because...
« Reply #1437 on: 03 February, 2010, 11:54:29 am »
(Am I the only person who shouts at the TV every time a TV chef refers to wrapping something in "tin foil" ...? Tin is FUCKING POISONOUS, YOU MORONS! It's ALU-fucking-MINIUM FOIL! FFS!)

Am I the only one who shouts at the TV when viewing TV chef's hygiene habits? Handle raw meat, clean hands (wipe on cloth or place under running tap for millisecond). Chop raw salad on chopping board where meat was. Share tasting spoon with others.

Another one that winds me up is "oh, but isn't olive oil fattening?" and yet nothing ever said when mountains of butter or sugar added to ingredients.

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Re: Life Spugs because...
« Reply #1438 on: 03 February, 2010, 12:50:53 pm »
Handle raw meat ... Chop raw salad on chopping board where meat was.

I pissed myself when one of the contestants on Masterchef was chucked out on the very first skills test for doing something similar. The judges refused to even taste her food.

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Re: Life Spugs because...
« Reply #1439 on: 03 February, 2010, 02:37:37 pm »
Handle raw meat ... Chop raw salad on chopping board where meat was.

I pissed myself when one of the contestants on Masterchef was chucked out on the very first skills test for doing something similar. The judges refused to even taste her food.

What if you're making steak tartare on a bed of salad?