by Peter Blundy

support workers

Family and Care Staff

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Being a quadriplegic is not an easy thing especially when your entire family lives interstate. So it is always a great thrill when relatives travel so far to see you. It makes you appreciate your family connections even more. Finally, there are people around you who really know and care about how you think. That means so much when you’re alone with no family support around you.

I look at the world today and see how the family unit has become so much weaker then when I was a child. Continue reading

The Self-Sacrificial Carer – 17/06/11

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Thought of the day

I was in nearly all day today because of a pressure sore. I was in bed, on my back for much of the day, lying in the same position because I am unable to move. It’s not much fun and very boring lying in only one position.

I stayed there until 2.30pm then I commenced to get up.

Getting up is not just getting up like you might imagine, it’s a production bigger than Ben Hur. It’s a good half hour before I am set up in my wheelchair. Continue reading

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