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Posted by jb4pp4ever on 24 November 2014.

I was waiting for a bus home one night when a scruffy guy stopped and asked me if I had a spare 32p. I gave him 32p and we got chatting, he was living on the streets , a heroin addict and alcoholic and from that night we were together forever. 
 He moved in with me and we married a year later. He had already told me he had Hep C from sharing a needle but he couldn't have treatment until he was off the alcohol for 3 months. We had our ups and downs, he was off heroin , but still on methadone and I was also a alcoholic, not a good combination lol . We loved each other.
 A year later he came off methadone completely for the first time in years and I stopped drinking, and things were starting to look up. Then he became ill, staying in bed longer, not eating , bloated stomach and ended up going to hospital. 
 Within 2 days his mind had gone, he couldn't string a sentence together , didn't recognize his friends , refused to eat or take medication, having falls. 
After being in hospital for 6 weeks he came home and I looked after him , washed him, dressed him, changed his soiled pads, cleaned up the blood etc . 
 Christmas day was good , he enjoyed it and managed to eat a roast potato and turkey and after eights .
 My husband passed away, in my arms at home 2 days later, he was 38.
 That was nearly 3 years ago and I still can't get over it. Its great that I found this site with people that understand xx

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Icarus Trust
25 Nov 2014

Reading your story has made me feel  sad but also inspired. You were so brave caring for and supporting your husband through really tough times. I am glad that you have found this site and hope it helps you.
I work for a charity called Icarus Trust who help people who have been affected by addiction. We offer a free service and if you contact us, we could put you in touch with one of our Family Friends. These are trained volunteers who have experienced living with addiction in their own lives. It might help you to talk through how you are feeling with one of them and they could help you find further support if you need it.
You can contact us on help@icarustrust.org or visit the website www.icarustrust.org
I really hope that talking to people who understand helps you. Good luck!

jb4pp4ever
26 Nov 2014

Thank You:) I will have a look on your website and maybe contact Icarus. I feel isolated where I've moved to. Thanks xx

Icarus Trust
27 Nov 2014

You're very welcome. Its always good to talk. I do hope Icarus Trust can help you.

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