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Hi, my name is Rooprs!

Rooprs
Rooprs Member Posts: 12 Connected
edited December 2019 in Start here and say hello!
So many problems, so little time! I have CRPS and am on the autism spectrum. I also have really poor mental health due to pain and severe mobility problems. 

There are other things, but primarily I'm looking for, and to offer, support with moving on in life. 

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  • Rifi7
    Rifi7 Member Posts: 198 Pioneering
    Hi Rooprs,
    Your in the right place. Lots of nice people that are able to listen and offer advice. Your not alone. One step at a time. What do you need help with?
  • Rooprs
    Rooprs Member Posts: 12 Connected
    Hey @Rifi7. I guess I'm looking for emotional support as I get terribly down and lonely. I would like to offer help with others too, where I can. 

    I suppose there are a lot of others in similar positions but I definitely feel alone. 
  • Rifi7
    Rifi7 Member Posts: 198 Pioneering
    I think most people do and especially this time of year when the nights draw in so quickly. We can be surrounded by people and still feel alone. Do you have a dog?
  • Rooprs
    Rooprs Member Posts: 12 Connected
    No, this is my friend's dog, and she's awesome!; I adore her! 

    I wish I has a dog, although I don't think I could manage one physically anymore, even if my apartment allowed it, which it doesn't! 
  • Rifi7
    Rifi7 Member Posts: 198 Pioneering
    Dogs are pretty amazing. In fact animals are pretty fantastic in general. I have a little dog. She’s the cutest little thing. Have you not thought of getting a cat or dog. They are amazing company.
  • Rooprs
    Rooprs Member Posts: 12 Connected
    I have thought about getting a cat, but I would need to move flat to do so, which is incredibly stressful to contemplate right now! 

    Also, I'm unsure whether I could even get a cat, mostly due to my mobility issues, but I'd be prepared to try once I move! That may be something I need to deal with next year! 
  • Rifi7
    Rifi7 Member Posts: 198 Pioneering
    Yes maybe that’s something to think about for the future. I will be coming off line in a little while but I’m usually online around this time if you ever needed a chat.
  • Rooprs
    Rooprs Member Posts: 12 Connected
    Thanks man. Yea, I'm off to bed too, it's 3am! Hopefully chat to you again soon. :smile:
  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,390 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Rooprs     Pleased to meet you.

    Sorry to hear you having some problems and issues.

    I am one of the team of community champions.

    Please can I suggest the following mental health support.

    I used all three and have a disability.

    https://www.richmondfellowship.org.uk.

    https://www.mind.org.uk.

    https://www.rethink.org.

    All mental health charities offer floating support, wellbeing and health advice and anything such as benefits . Advice, support and information.

    Last one is an advocate charity. They represent you on your behalf. With any problems with medical professionals.

    They might not be in all areas.

    For CRPS organisation.

    https://www.burningnightscrps.org.

    Helpline 01663 795055

    Other contacts useful information, support.

    National  Autistic Society

    020 7833 2299

    For Chronic pain any.

    https://www.awaywithpain.co.uk.

    Please can I add you are not alone, this community is here to support you. Listen be compassionate have empathy.

    Please if I can help or you wish to ask me anything please do.

    Please tag me and I will answer anytime.

    Please keep safe and warm.

    Please take care.

    @thespiceman
    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
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  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 10,614 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Rooprs - Welcome to the community, I'm very pleased you joined. Great introduction, as I see you mean what you say, & are already reaching out to help other people, thank you. That's what this community is about; sharing advice where we can, & supporting each other. I see you've met some lovely people already, & are looking around at other posts!
    The spiceman has sent you some great advice, the only other thing I can do is to offer support, & an additional link to CRPS, in case you haven't seen it. See: https://crps-uk.org



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