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Coronavirus lockdown

hallmartin30hallmartin30 Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited May 2020 in Disabled people
Who getting fed up with lockdown now? It starting to effect my mental health I go to a Daycentre and church to meet people now I cant do that it bothers me that some people with disabillities have cope all alone.😪
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  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 2,331 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @hallmartin30, how are you doing today? Agreed the lockdown is a pain in many ways for most of us, my suspicion is that it will be lifted very slowly to avoid another spike in cases of CV19, but it has to be said that staying at home has saved lives.
    Can you do stuff to keep active as possible?
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,435 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @hallmartin30 - There's some information that Scope have put together to help us all with our mental health. I hope it may help, & you can always chat here. :)

  • CACCAC Member Posts: 5 Connected
    I normally see my chiropractor every 4 weeks, as I need my back stretching regularly since having spinal surgery which left me disabled and unable to stand and walk much. I haven't seen my chiropractor for 11 weeks and I am in so much pain. I can only stand for about a minute then my left leg starts to cramp, has pins and needles and then ice cold water feels like it pours down and I am in excruciating pain. It doesn't stop when I sit down, which it used to. I am desperate to see my chiropractor, who has to remain shut, but no one cares and I don't want to take strong painkillers. Never agreed with the lockdown and still don't. My mental health is suffering because of the pain and my PTSD, which is medically related due to the torture and severe child abuse I received at the hands of doctors and nurses in hospital on two occasions in the 1950's, is on overload. Have had to ban everything medical and virus related on the TV.  It's a bit like having been abused by catholic priests and being forced to go to mass every day and then thank them, the only analogy that seems to fit what I am feeling.  I am very very angry.
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,435 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @CAC - I'm very sorry your pain is so bad at the moment. I hope it's OK, but I thought I'd send you some links, to see if something else may help a little to alleviate this. Also as well as Scope's link above, there's one about relaxation, which I used to teach as a physio, which possibly could help both physically & mentally. I appreciate just how difficult it must be for you at this time, so something that may help is worth a try hopefully.

  • AilsAils Community champion Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @hallmartin30 and welcome to the Community.  It's nice to meet you.  I'm sorry to hear that your mental health is suffering due to the lock-down.  You are not alone with this as a lot of people are feeling very low in mood just now and missing going to their normal social outings, seeing loved ones, etc.  You are amongst friends here and we are all here to support you on the forum so please chat to us anytime you are feeling down or lonely as a wee chat on here really does help a lot to boost your spirits.  Hopefully the lock-down will ease up at some point and life can return to some kind of normality where we can all return to doing the things we love and to seeing the people we enjoy being with.  Would there be any way you could keep in touch with your friends from your day centre or church?  Sometimes a phone call or communicating in some other way, even by social media if you are on it, can help us to feel connected to people.  

    I hope you have found the great advice/links provided above by members to be helpful anyway and please do keep in touch and let us know how you are getting on.  If we can be of any help or support to you at all then you only just have to ask.  All the best.  :smile:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • AilsAils Community champion Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @CAC and welcome to the Community.  It's nice to meet you.  I'm really sorry to hear you are in so much pain just now and that you aren't able to get to your medical appointments.  Hopefully, lock-down will ease at some point and you will get back to see your Chiropractor for some relief.  Pain is a terrible thing and many of our members go through this on a daily basis so will be able to relate to how you are feeling.  I can appreciate you not wishing to watch any hospital related programmes on TV anymore as this must be a painful experience for you.  

    I hope you find the links/advice above given by @chiarieds to be helpful.  Please chat to us anytime as that is what we are here for and we all want to offer our support to you in any way we can.  Please keep in touch and let us know how you are getting on and if we can be of any help at all to you then you only just have to ask.  All the best.  :smile:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,672 Disability Gamechanger
    Sorry to hear you are finding things difficult @hallmartin30, how are you doing today?
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    Scope

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