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2/19/10 4:45 P

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Hi and welcome to the team!
I live in the state right next door to you, so Hi neighbor!


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2/19/10 2:34 P

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Hi! I'm a caregiver by choice. Although if I were asked 10 years ago if I would like to be one I would of said "are you crazy". I went through a series of different jobs that led me to an assisted living facility that changed my life. I didn't even want my job. I filled out the application to make my husband happy and to get off my back. You see we just moved to the Oregon Coast and before that we lived in Eastern Oregon on a ranch. I was a ranchers wife. I didn't need to work but all the volunteer work I did out of love for my comunity and life style led me to my current life style. I was hired as a Med-Aid. I was responsible for dispensing and delivering all the medications that the residents needed during my shift. I then heard of a orientation class being held for caregivers through the State, I took my test and passed. That was in 2004. I have had several clients. I didn't fall in love with all of them but I was happy to help them all. The ones I did fall in love with crushed me when they passed, and I will go through that pain again and again if it means I was able to make a difference in a persons life. My current client I have been with for over 2 years. He is a diabetic, has a difibulator, he has been diagnosed with "Wynrick Korsikoff's syndrom" which means he is a grown man with a 2 yr olds train of thought. He doesn't understand why he can't have or do what ever he wants and for the most part he wants to sleep. I have to get him to excercise class 3 days a week. He is insulin dependent so we schedual everything around that. He wants to have a slab of butter on everything we cook for him (There is a crew that takes care of him, we all have our own shift) and gets upset when we have to say no!.Luckly he doesn't want to drink any more which is what got him in this situation. I feel so overwhelmed at times. The other caregivers are friends of the family or they say they have experiance but their work habits show differntly. One can't see or hear very well.. I personally think she's the one who needs a care giver, and the family member doesn't want to be bothered. She lives in the same house but is gone all the time. She comes home, eats, then goes to bed. I know that if we rock the boat she will throw her hands up and say "I'm done" So I try to keep the peace and help this man as best I can. We do have some caring people I just would never burden them with anything that might get back to the family. I'm hoping this team is what I'm looking for. All caregivers have there own story and its a help to others to hear those story's

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1/23/10 11:36 A

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1/23/10 11:00 A

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courage does not always roar. sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "i will try again tomorrow." ~mary anne radmacher

Never, for the sake of "peace and quiet," deny your own experience or convictions. ~Dag Hamma

And then the day came, when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ~Anais Nin


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1/23/10 10:53 A

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Hello. I'm not good at introductions but will briefly explain my caring role.
I am a carer to my 18year old son who is autistic, epileptic, has mobility problems,psychotic, self-harms,high anxiety, agrophobia.......list goes on.
I am a single parent and the demands of caring is exhausting - as i'm sure you all know. My son has mental age of 6 but hormones of a 20yr old!He requires 24hr care & lives at home with myself and two brothers.
I don't get any additional support from outside agencies which is frustrating & more demanding on me. He is under a psychosis key-worker but she rarely contacts us & I'm awaiting a meeting to review things.
I am currently exhausted and very low but the daily tasks go on so I have to. I always find time to do my exercise but little 'me' time otherwise.
Thanks for reading this xx HUGS xx Julie

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