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I am a 59 year old retired Licensed Clinical Social Worker (MSW, LCSW). I wore hearing aids 1992 to 2012 when hearing aids would no longer benefit me and I am not a candidate for a cochlear implant due to scar tissues inside my ears and auditory nerve damage. I worked fill time from age 11 part-time to age16 - 55 years old Full-time. I have at times worked two jobs at once and owned my own business for 10 years while working full-time for hospitals and community mental health setting doing psychiatric evaluations and therapy. I am also a certified Indian Child Welfare Expert and have worked with several tribes in the Midwest, Southwest, and South USA. I still do some volunteer pro bono work in my community. I have a 40 year old son who lives with me who has cerebral palsy. I and my son are on SSDI. Money is tight but we have shelter, food, medical care, clean water and indoor plumbing, so I am very thankful for that. I am actively involved in my church and in the process of becoming a Habit for Humanity home owner. Weather permitting my home will be done by the end of November.
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I am very happy to see you are keeping a positive outlook and making the best of a bad situation. It is true people often turn there back on these situations, but realize at times this is out of fear, not understanding what you are going through, an ...
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My advise would be to seek respite care which is available in most areas. Call your local United Way to get resources avaiable for your situation. They could at least hook you up with a group for caregivers which may help you find someone willing to ...
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I am a deaf 59 year old and have a 40 year old son with Cerebral Palsy. I also have Meniere's disease which causes vertigo, so I can never trust my ability to drive as it can change in a second. I have two options for taking a vacation. I can have a ...
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My father was always a very loving person, but he could be very stern when he needed to, and took a great interest in challenging my mind with things like books and crossword puzzles.  He raised me with good morals. He lived by the golden rule and en...
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I am very happy to see you are keeping a positive outlook and making the best of a bad situation. It is true people often turn there back on these situations, but realize at times this is out of fear, not understanding what you are going through, an ...
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My advise would be to seek respite care which is available in most areas. Call your local United Way to get resources avaiable for your situation. They could at least hook you up with a group for caregivers which may help you find someone willing to ...
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I am a deaf 59 year old and have a 40 year old son with Cerebral Palsy. I also have Meniere's disease which causes vertigo, so I can never trust my ability to drive as it can change in a second. I have two options for taking a vacation. I can have a ...
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My father was always a very loving person, but he could be very stern when he needed to, and took a great interest in challenging my mind with things like books and crossword puzzles.  He raised me with good morals. He lived by the golden rule and en...
sb71844984 06-12-2017 10:35 AM
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I am very happy to see you are keeping a positive outlook and making the best of a bad situation. It is true people often turn there back on these situations, but realize at times this is out of fear, not understanding what you are going through, an ...
sb71844984 07-22-2018 09:00 PM
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My advise would be to seek respite care which is available in most areas. Call your local United Way to get resources avaiable for your situation. They could at least hook you up with a group for caregivers which may help you find someone willing to ...
sb71844984 07-22-2018 08:50 PM
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I am a deaf 59 year old and have a 40 year old son with Cerebral Palsy. I also have Meniere's disease which causes vertigo, so I can never trust my ability to drive as it can change in a second. I have two options for taking a vacation. I can have a ...
sb71844984 07-20-2018 10:04 AM
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My father was always a very loving person, but he could be very stern when he needed to, and took a great interest in challenging my mind with things like books and crossword puzzles.  He raised me with good morals. He lived by the golden rule and en...
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