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  • Shared Experiences

    Chronic ill health due to kidney /bladder and all my family are dead.

    I feel that I am totally alone and no one cares if I am dead! I had to endure being laughed at being I was incontinent. It was written on tafe college in the heart of town. I was even followed around during breaks and called names, that would surround me. The only safe place was the chapel. The teachers were just as bad. My health problem was cause by doctors neglient operation. I have had 48 operations! I never can be cured. I have been a carer for both parents since I was 18 years. They died in 1988 (Mum) and 2010 (Dad). My brother was killed in a motorcycle accident. He was 24 years. Now I feel that I am useless and and unloved. I am 50 years of age and nothing to look forward to. I find the daily tasks of life meanlingless because no one cares!
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    • Dr Louise Shepherd
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  • Dr Louise Shepherd

    Clinical Psychologist, Psychologist

    I am a clinical psychologist with 15 years experience working with all sorts of goals and issues. I love working with people, helping them to … View Profile

    I am struck that it is an enormous responsibility to care for
    both your parents. It is hard to find the words and respond here
    without a fuller picture of who you are, your hopes and dreams,
    your interests, and so on. Have you ever considered talking to a
    professional to get some ideas of how to face these challenges?
    A psychologist, either privately or through your local community
    mental health team, might be able to help.


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