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Hi, my name is skyelyn!

skyelynskyelyn Member Posts: 2 Listener
I have arthrits and back problems so tired not able to do what i use too and what i would like too also because i look ok dont get belived how much the pain comes on and siezes me up -my daughter was a great help now she it not talking to me because i had words with her future mother -in law -and now trying to cope on own -but been really down with it all to the stage of whats the point -i know there is a lot more people worse off than me but just can't seam to shake things off -sorry moaning again -not a good way to interduce myself but maybe finding someone to talk too that understands will help ty 


  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @skyelyn

    Good Evening & Welcome 🙏🙏

    It’s great to meet you today!!!!

    You have come to the right place for help/support.

    Yes we have all “been there & done it”

    Please please talk to me/us.

    Don’t worry about going on as that is what we are all here for!!!!!
  • JennysDadJennysDad Member Posts: 2,308 Pioneering
    Hello @skyelyn and a warm welcome to you. I am glad you've found us, but very sorry you are facing such difficulties. You write that "-i know there is a lot more people worse off than me " but that doesn't help, does it? If I have a massive toothache or one of my arms gets cut off in machinery, the pain that anyone else is experiencing doesn't reduce the pain I am feeling. And there's no good in thinking it should :smile: You're having a tough time and feeling very low, and you're perfectly entitled to feel whatever feelings you have - pain, hurt, anger, whatever. Here it is you and your feelings that matter.
    I have many times wondered "what is the point?" and I'm not sure I've found a good answer yet, except that remaining alive has allowed me to be here and to be of some little use to others.
    I'm hoping that you're not feeling that bad, but just in case I'm going to copy in something from our site: If you are feeling suicidal please ring the Samaritans for free on 116 123. If you believe you are a currently a danger to yourself, please visit your local hospital immediately.
    We're here and listening, @skyelyn

    Warmest best wishes to you
  • RipplesRipples Member Posts: 189 Pioneering
    @skyelyn It's always hard when words come between people and others take sides. I would extend an olive branch to your daughter and see if she respond.

  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @skyelyn, and a warm welcome to the community! You may be particularly interested in our dealing with chronic pain discussions.
  • skyelynskyelyn Member Posts: 2 Listener
    ty all for being so nice and welcoming xxx
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,492 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @skyelyn welcome to the community! :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
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