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A problem shared is a problem halved

love3languages Member Posts: 2 Listener
Afternoon everyone,
Saw this post and encapsulates both my physical and mental state!!
A problem shared is a problem halved!!☺️


  • love3languages
    love3languages Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Have suffered with chronic ongoing lower back pain since 1988/89 due to two work related incidents.
    Also suffer with Clinical depression as personally find that pain that rules your life gets you down...having to cancel plans or appointments as you are unable to predict just how you will feel on a specific day can make life unbearable at times... have had 2 breakdowns,numerous CBT courses,Living with Chronic Pain and also recently seen a Psychotherapist, as in  Coercive Relationship!
    It makes me mad as if someone has their leg in plaster or neck in a brace they are given sympathy,which I do not wish for;instead a little empathy would go a long way....I put on my “ outdoor” face as do not wish to appear any different to others....however once back home the mask comes off and I shall slither to bed.
    Tbh these days I rarely go out and if I do,I simply drive and my son gets bits and bobs as I have no desire to see or mingle with the outside world atm.....
  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,389 Disability Gamechanger

    Hello @love3languages  Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    I am one of the team of community champions who guide, advise and help new members who join the forum.

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  • Antonia_Alumni
    Antonia_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,781 Pioneering
    Hi @love3languages welcome to the community and sharing this with us. How are you doing today? A lot of our members will relate to you, as dealing with chronic pain and mental health is not easy.

    Please feel free to join our mental health discussions, dealing with chronic pain discussions and our coffee lounge.
    If you have any questions, please let us know :)
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,212 Disability Gamechanger

    You are certainly not alone, dealing with chronic ongoing pain drains the life out of you. I can fully understand having no desire to mingle, I don't seem to fit in with the outside world and prefer to stay within my comfort zone I can cope with the world coming to me but on my terms and in my safe place

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,945 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @love3languages welcome to the community! :)
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