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"My health"

About: Healthy Lifestyle Program (Murrumbidgee Medicare Local) Rural Primary Health Service (Murrumbidgee Medicare Local)

(as a carer),

I am a full time career for my husband who has advanced Parkinson's disease and a chronic bad back. I have a pituitary tumour which I have had for over 40 years. High blood pressure, cholesterol, cardiomyopathy. Lumps in both breasts for past 6 1/2 years. There is a history of cancer in both sides of my family and heart disease. I also have Type 2 diabetes.

Over the years I have put on weight, lost it and put it back on - hence the blood pressure, cholesterol and type 2 diabetes. Now that I have to care for my husband, I need to get myself fitter and lose weight so that I am able to look after him. I have found the program very beneficial and helpful. It is good to be able to do this in a group and be able to discuss problems with others who have similar problems.

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Response from Cate Creswick, Executive Officer, Murrumbidgee Medicare Local 9 years ago
Cate Creswick
Executive Officer,
Murrumbidgee Medicare Local
Submitted on 17/06/2013 at 9:24 AM
Published on Care Opinion at 12:58 PM

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We’re glad that you enjoyed participating in the Healthy Lifestyle Program and found it beneficial to discuss health concerns with likeminded people. We wish you and your husband the best in your health journey.

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