Rewards of being a carer

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Rewards of being a carer

The most frequent destination was Canberra, because my core task was to influence the federal bureaucrats and politicians there who dictated policy and funding for my member organisations and the people they served.

I really enjoyed being a Canberra lobbyist, but for me the best part of my work was meeting individuals and families faced with severe mental illness. I was continually blown away by their bravery, creativity and sheer doggedness. Because of my job, and, I hope at least in part, my ability to listen, people felt free to tell me amazing stories of grief, loneliness, hope and, sometimes, triumph over the odds.

I want to share just a few examples. The nail technician We were all getting grumpy. The plane had been sitting on the tarmac at Townsville for about 15 minutes, since the captain had announced we were still waiting for one passenger to board.

Then there was a very glamorous woman Rewards of being a carer the aisle, apologising loudly, flashing a huge smile and much else as she sashayed towards me. Two big shopping bags, loads of bling and dramatically high heels; no-one could resist staring as she checked the seat numbers.

Then she was standing right there, asking if I would mind letting her get into the window seat, and would I help her put her heavy bags in the luggage lockers above us. For ten minutes or so, as we taxied and took off, I continued with the games in the Qantas magazine.

Sudoku conquered, I glanced over to see that she had the most preposterously elaborate fingernail decorations, green and three dimensional, like tiny cream-cakes on Rewards of being a carer nail, topped with glitter. I asked her how she kept them from being damaged, and she said they would be unlikely to survive more than a few hours, which was partly why she wanted my help stowing the bags.

She had been the lead judge at the nail technician of the year finals for North Queensland, and had volunteered to be the model for one of the contestants. This over-the-top adornment was in fact the winning entry. Her business knowledge sounded very impressive, she lectured and demonstrated her craft across Australia and she was the reigning President of the relevant professional body in Queensland.

She owned her own home, and had a bought a house for her mother. Then she asked me about my job. She listened very quietly. After a while she asked me to move so she could go to the toilet. When she returned, she sat looking out the window for a few minutes, until the staff brought us a snack and drink.

I turned to find her looking at me intently, and I noticed beads of sweat above her lips. She was clearly very tense about something. A few words to remind me yet again not to make assumptions. At eight, her father disappeared. Her mum had been admitted to the local mental hospital several times after suicide attempts by then, and now this girl in year three primary school had to take over.

When she was about 15, someone did report the family to the welfare department. Luckily, a recently established community mental health program on the Gold Coast decided to help her keep the family together. In her last year of high school, at last she could go to school knowing that a support worker would visit her mum, and a family day care family would look after her brother until she picked him up after school.

With that support, she got to the school leaving age, then decided to go to work. Now at 34, she was at the top of her profession, and financially secure.

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As community programs came and went, she had found herself having to re-negotiate home care and accommodation for her mother time and again, until she decided she would pay for it all herself. She bought a small house near her own home, gave it to her mother, and paid for a care worker to visit every weekday.

I looked around and saw every male, and many female eyes following her.

Rewards of being a carer

Although she is hugely respected, she can scare the daylights out of people she disagrees with; famous for some blunt, public put-downs of fellow-activists, senior bureaucrats and government ministers alike.

So I take it a sort of badge of honour that she appears to consider me an honourable and sensible person, most of the time at least. While living in a convent as a nun, in her early 20s Janet had her first psychotic episode. For the next 15 years, she spent more time in secure mental hospital wards than anywhere else.

Her schizophrenia was almost unremittingly severe, and she became known as the most dangerous female patient in the New South Wales system.

A nurse gave her a remarkable chance, by taking her to his family home at Christmas time, without telling his superiors. She was allowed to hold his newborn baby throughout the evening.

One person treating her as an equal, and risking his job to do it, was her turning point.These Regulations consolidate, with amendments, the Education (Pupil Registration) Regulations , to which there have been a number of subsequent amendments.

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We moved my father and mother in with us 17 years ago when they were to be separated – Dad to a nursing home (only a about 6 – 12 months to live) and Mum to a retirement home.

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