Moving on - very slowly one step at a time...

Discussion in 'ARCHIVE FORUM: Support discussions' started by gill@anchorage5, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. gill@anchorage5

    gill@anchorage5 Registered User

    Apr 29, 2007
    211
    Southampton
    Good Evening

    Haven't posted on here for ages. A few "old timers" on here may remember that I cared for my lovely Dad John who had Altzeimer's for over 16 years. Sadly we lost Dad in October last year and 8 months on I still miss him so much.

    Mum and I continue to prop each other up and "one step at a time" - we are are slowly adjusting to a very different sort of life without Dad. We will always miss him - he was such a big part of our lives and (although I may be slightly biased) such a lovely man.

    Just wanted to let my "virtual friends" on here know that I today started work (part-time) as Dementia Support Worker for the local Alzheimer's Society. I think I'm really going to enjoy the role and hope I can use my experience of caring for Dad, working with a great team to "help to make a difference".

    Best Wishes to you all

    Love

    Gill x
     
  2. lin1

    lin1 Registered User

    Jan 14, 2010
    9,322
    Female
    East Kent
    I wish you well in you new career.Having an inside knowledge should b a great help.

    Am sorry to hear about your dad. you are entitled to be biased:)
     
  3. PostTenebrasLux

    PostTenebrasLux Registered User

    Mar 16, 2010
    768
    London & Oxford
    We haven't met Gill
    but what wonderful news that you are able to continue offering care and support, now through part-time work thanks to the (undoubtedly unwanted) experience you have been given through your father. I am sure he would be proud of you and in some measure would appreciate that you have put to good use what you have learned for a remarkably beyond average time.
    Best wishes for the new job and times ahead.
    Martina
     
  4. Helen33

    Helen33 Registered User

    Jul 20, 2008
    14,697
    congratulations in your new job Gill and I wish you every success and happiness in your role.

    Love
     
  5. elaine n

    elaine n Registered User

    Jun 1, 2010
    4,565
    west country uk
    good for you gill! hope all goes well for you xxxxx
     
  6. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,094
    Kent
    Well done Gill for making a positive from a negative. The AS will be lucky to have you. xx
     
  7. NewKid

    NewKid Registered User

    Mar 26, 2009
    367
    Warwickshire
    Hi there, we haven't 'met' before , but I sympathise with you in the loss of your dad - who of course is indeed the lovely man you say. We have only one Dad and they must be regarded as forever special. Your new role sounds ideal, and I can understand how you would be influenced by your experience with you Dad. Good luck to you, good work!
     
  8. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,429
    As Sylvia says - they will be lucky to have you.

    Incidentally - you can come and moan to Sylvia and I about the elearning system :)D).
     
  9. muse

    muse Registered User

    May 27, 2008
    599
    Cambridge
    Gill - Congratulations on your new career.

    I truly admire people who want to put their experience to good use by offering others the help that's so desperately needed. My AS support worker has been a lifeline to me.

    Thanks on behalf of sufferers and carers, and GOOD LUCK

    Love - Kathy
     
  10. Margaret W

    Margaret W Registered User

    Apr 28, 2007
    3,725
    North Derbyshire
    What great news, and how useful you will be. You have spurred me on to consider something similar myself.

    Love

    Margaret
     

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