Lyn: Benefits and disadvantages – Being able to do things

Listen to patients and health professionals speak about their experience with taking multiple medicines.

Age at interview: 67
Number of medicines: 1
Cultural background: British-Australian

Lyn knows that she would not be able to do the things she wants to do if it were not for her medicines.

I really don't think that I could manage without my multiple medications. They're what keeps me going, they're what keeps me relatively active, able to go out and do the things that I want to do. A year ago, before I was on the morphine patches, there's no way that I would have been able to go and sing in a choir. I was having to cut back on my COTA work, which upset me because it's something that I really enjoy. Now, I'm able to accept whatever they throw at me and take on more important roles and that's very pleasing to me and I know that, if I didn't have all those medications helping me, I wouldn't be able to do it.

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The Living with multiple medicines project was developed in collaboration with Healthtalk Australia.