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    Looking After Yourself

    Being a carer can be both emotionally and physically draining. It is important to take care of yourself and to take time out to reset and re-centre - find your happy place for a while. It's a little...
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    It seems I would only survive 22...

    It seems I would only survive 22 seconds.......and that's if I were relaxed!!! 😂
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    Hubby and I were so addicted to this Colin - we...

    Hubby and I were so addicted to this Colin - we binge watched the whole thing in a matter of weeks! :-D
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    For a carer, it can be like living on tenderhooks at times. Every time the phone rings with their number my heart stops until I hear their voice and know they are ok and nothing has happened....
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    Today's Funny....

    When people go underwater in scary movies, I like to hold my breath and see if I would have survived that situation.

    I almost died in Finding Nemo!
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    Maybe you could try putting an ice block or two...

    Maybe you could try putting an ice block or two in it? That way it's not quite chilled enough to make you cough, but it's not room temperature either. Warm water on a hot day is so unsatisfying!
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    Hi Courtney, Sorry to hear about your Mum's...

    Hi Courtney,

    Sorry to hear about your Mum's diagnosis.

    The diagnosis is so recent, so it just might take a while for her to get her head around it. I would give her some time to digest the...
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    Such a good idea! Its important to have something...

    Such a good idea! Its important to have something to look forward to and to stay positive!
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    What did you do when......?

    Let's pick each others brain in this thread.

    Sometimes they're big things, sometimes they're little things. Do you have a tip or a question to make the patient or carer's life easier? It could be...
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    Lets Talk...

    I would like to offer any assistance to other carers out there. I was a carer for my young, independent, 66yo Dad who lost his battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis last year. I was his sole...
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