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quipsquips Member Posts: 4 Listener
hello my name is bquips but I’m Sarah to most people. This is my first post I just wanted to say hi. I’m having s very difficult time right now. I am very isolated I am housebound and moved here three years ago but bcos I’m unable to go out I hvent met any one so I only see one person who brings my medications each week. I don’t really want to say more than that I sound like I’m feeling very sorry for myself sorry. I shld throw a ‘pity party’  but I can’t get a cake! (that’s my attempt at humour) 

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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,492 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @quips welcome to the community! Sorry to hear you're feeling isolated. How are you feeling today?
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • Antonia_AlumniAntonia_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,781 Pioneering
    Hi @quips welcome to the community. How are you doing today? I am sorry to hear you have been feeling isolated. I am sure a lot of our members will relate to you, so please do not feel alone in feeling this way. You may find our coffee lounge interesting, where we share our favourite movies, art work and recipes. :)
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,955

    Scope community team

    Hello @quips and welcome to the community. Don't worry about feeling sorry for yourself. It sounds like a tough situation and one I'm sure many of our members will have experience of in some way. Do you have much in the way of support from your GP about this?
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope

    Your feedback is really important to the development of the online community, so please remember to complete our online community annual survey
  • AilsAils Member Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @quips,
    Welcome to the Community.  It is lovely to meet you.  I am sorry to hear about your situation.  Do you have any hobbies/interests you like to do?  I find doing some arts and crafts lifts my spirits when I can't go out due to pain.  Please let us know if we can be of any help to you.  All the best.  :smile:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @quips

    Good Evening & Welcome 😃😃

    I am one of the Community Champion’s here at Scope.

    Please let me know if there’s anything that I can help you with???

    @steve51
  • brydiedwardsbrydiedwards Member Posts: 31 Courageous
    Hi @quips, welcome! Don't worry about sounding like you feel sorry for yourself; if there's anywhere that people will understand that, it's here! I'm sorry you're having a difficult time right now. Please let us know if there's anything specific you'd like support with :) 
  • quipsquips Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Thank you to all those who left such encouraging comments. I was truly touched that people appeared to care so much about a complete stranger. Thanks, to all of you.
  • Edster77Edster77 Member Posts: 162 Courageous
  • brydiedwardsbrydiedwards Member Posts: 31 Courageous
    quips said:
    Thank you to all those who left such encouraging comments. I was truly touched that people appeared to care so much about a complete stranger. Thanks, to all of you.
    That's what we're here for! However isolated you're feeling there are always likeminded people here to listen/chat :)
  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @quips

    “No Probs”

    We are all here to “Support Each Other”

    Please please keep us in “Mind” as & when “Required”

    @steve51
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,955

    Scope community team

    How are you doing today @quips?
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope

    Your feedback is really important to the development of the online community, so please remember to complete our online community annual survey
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @quips   Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Sorry to hear that your having problems feeling isolated.

    I use this forum really great community. To just help me through the days.

    Always happy to chat and have made many friends on here.

    Look forward to talking to you.

    Take care.

    @thespiceman
    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
    Mental Health advice, guidance and information to all members
    Nutrition, Diet, Wellbeing, Addiction.
    Recipes
  • quipsquips Member Posts: 4 Listener
    I actually think about taking all my weekly meds at once. I think about it a lot. I hate that I hve these thoughts but it’s the first time I’ve ever voiced that so I hope I don’t regret it
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,955

    Scope community team

    Hello @quips

    I'm really sorry you're feeling this way, but I'm glad you shared it with us and I too hope you won't regret being so brave.

    I understand you feel isolated, but as a member of our community you are important to us and we're absolutely here to support you in whatever way we can, whether that's signposting you to services and resources, or just being here when and if you need a chat. I (and many of us here) can definitely relate to feelings of isolation. Do you have any hobbies you could use to distract you?

    MIND have some great resources about battling mental health issues (and in particular loneliness) and we're all great listeners, but if you are having suicidal thoughts, you should really speak to someone qualified to help you with them. So, if these thoughts continue, please keep talking to us, but also give Samaritans a call on 116 123 (if you prefer, you can email them at [email protected] or even write them a letter!)
    If at any time you think you might be in immediate danger, please call 999 or go straight to your local hospital.

    I know you've only been a member of our community for a short while, Sarah, but we're here if you need us. In case you don't see this, I'm just going to send you an email to make sure you're doing okay, but don't feel obligated to reply and I hope you're feeling a little bit better this afternoon.

    Best wishes,

    Adrian
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope

    Your feedback is really important to the development of the online community, so please remember to complete our online community annual survey
  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @quips

    I am very very sorry to hear about your current problems/thoughts.

    Please please come back to me if you need someone to talk too or if you need any support with things???

    It’s good that you have voiced your concerns!!!!

    We now need to work through these if that will be “Helpful”

    Please please let me know how you feel???

    @steve51
  • debbiedo49debbiedo49 Member Posts: 2,906 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome @quips you are not alone
    💜🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
    I am a fibro warrior !💜♏️
  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @quips

    Good Morning!!!!!!

    How are you doing today?????

    @steve.
  • Adrian74Adrian74 Member Posts: 15 Connected
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