What About The Carer

“It feels like there's a truck parked on my leg and it’s just been crushed. I can try and mask it
with medication, try and ignore it, but it’s always there.”

“I've become his carer and his protector. That role of changing from being a wife to that
element of carer, that's massive. Sometimes I'm just terrified.”

One in Five Australians suffer chronic pain. It can be a debilitating condition, leading to
personality changes and a heavy strain on relationships. First thoughts often go to the
person suffering the condition but what about the carers?

Click here to listen as we talk with Therese about adjusting from wife to carer. What are the
challenges and how did she cope?

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