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Anxiety about going out on my scooter

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  • phillycollings29
    phillycollings29 Community member Posts: 57 Courageous
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    Hi @Saffy
    One of the things I tried which worked successfully was to ask for a member of staff to help me when I went into a big store like Tesco.  Is it possible to do that?  You could then ask all those questions and even mention the problem with punctures.   :)


  • Wini1960
    Wini1960 Community member Posts: 130 Pioneering
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    Saffy I know what you mean depression can make you lonely. I have two beautiful daughters and husband but when I'm in that dark place its lonely. Did you go to a Club before lockdown? Or have a hobby. Sometimes having an activity you enjoy helps you. I would love to meet up with you when lockdown is more relaxed. I will pray for you Saffy.
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Posts: 10,586 Disability Gamechanger
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    Wini1960 said:
    Hi Chloe_Scope thank you so much. I take amitriptyline at night and I sleep peacefully but some days my back spasms can be so severe in the day time. Hopefully together with my physiotherapist I can manage my pain better.
    I'm glad that helps, I too take it at night for nerve pain. Hope today is a little easier.
    Scope

  • Saffy
    Saffy Community member Posts: 88 Courageous
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    Hi @Saffy
    One of the things I tried which worked successfully was to ask for a member of staff to help me when I went into a big store like Tesco.  Is it possible to do that?  You could then ask all those questions and even mention the problem with punctures.   :)


    The problem is that on the outside I come across as very jolly, being very capable and always good for a laugh. It's all a mask, a coping mechanism. I wouldn't even know how to let down my guard down face to face with someone.
    If I have a problem I always look for a way to solve it, and usually do. But just now I haven't got the energy to even try. Everything is a struggle. To admit things is to explain them and I just can't go through any more explaining, I'm so tired of it. I don't think it's depression. I've lost my oomh!
  • Saffy
    Saffy Community member Posts: 88 Courageous
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    Wini1960 said:
    Saffy I know what you mean depression can make you lonely. I have two beautiful daughters and husband but when I'm in that dark place its lonely. Did you go to a Club before lockdown? Or have a hobby. Sometimes having an activity you enjoy helps you. I would love to meet up with you when lockdown is more relaxed. I will pray for you Saffy.
    I don't socialise. I have medical problems which make socialising embarrassing and I'm always very anxious about it in company. It's nothing to do with my appearance in case you're wondering:)
  • phillycollings29
    phillycollings29 Community member Posts: 57 Courageous
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    I hear you @Saffy.  Sounds like you have a good coping mechanism and people warm to that.  I'm really sorry you are struggling just now though and hope you find your 'oomh' soon again.   :)
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