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Margaret Park, aged 54

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Life at 50 was devastated.

Many friends didn't want to know, others were fantastic. My husband fell apart, the children were brilliant. 

I cried. Life hit rock bottom. I decided to fight back. 

I was no different really. I put on weight. So what? 

My reactions were sluggish; I couldn't drive, so I walked. 

When I applied for jobs, managers were terrified. 

I saw a brilliant psychiatrist, she pulled me through. 

I got a job where many of my clients were epileptics. I really understood their problems.

My philosophy now - you can do anything, tell people, but don’t push it.

It's their problem if they can't cope, not mine. I can.

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