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alaine Community member Posts: 11 Connected
I am going through a rough time at the moment. I feel very low.


  • Oxonlady
    Oxonlady Scope Member Posts: 566 Pioneering
    Hi alaine, sorry to hear that. Are you currently receiving any advice and support from your GP or mental health professional? Are you on any medication?

    Sometimes it helps to share your thoughts and get things off your chest. Is there anyone you can talk to? You can always chat to the friendly people here!
    Take care. 
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,137 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @alaine - do you know what is causing you to feel so low just now? Are you still in touch with Mind, & were they able to help/offer support? How is your lovely little Rula doing....has she been snuggling up to you? I think our pets sense when we're not so good. I wasn't very well last weekend, & my cat, who is an outdoor girl, barely went out, & spent most of the time on, or close to me.
  • alaine
    alaine Community member Posts: 11 Connected
    Life in general. Nephew awaiting gall bladder operation  this month. My lovely hearing dog  Rula is poorly with early heart failure. Vets and specialist are positive. Fed up with lockdown we are being good and not going out but feel I need to scream.  
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,137 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 2020
    I'm sorry @alaine - that all must be difficult to deal with. Whilst it's unfortunate your nephew needs gall bladder surgery, this is routinely done, & sometimes just by keyhole surgery, so hopefully he shouldn't be in hospital long, & will quickly recover.
    I'm very sorry to read Rula is poorly. Vets are amazing, & there is so much they can do.
    I think many of us have found lockdown difficult. Have you been shielding?
  • Wini1960
    Wini1960 Community member Posts: 130 Pioneering
    Hi@alaine sorry to know you are feeling low. If you are on your own for long periods of time it can get you down. Why not just sit in the garden put on some relaxing music. I've noticed myself that entering into September and the months to come can be tough but you will get through it. Make sure you are eating well like vegetables and fruit. I wish you all the best.?
  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @alaine

    I'm sorry to hear you are feeling low and going through a difficult time. 

    How are you today? 

    I'm sure your nephew's operation will go well, as mentioned above it's routinely done so there should hopefully be no problem there. 

    It's a shame your dog isn't well, but I'm glad the vets have been helpful.

    I can empathise with you regarding the lockdown, it has been a very challenging time, hopefully it will ease soon. Have you been in a local lockdown? 

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @alaine I am sorry to hear you are feeling low and if there is anything we can do to help you just let us know

    Maybe try a few of our games on the coffee lounge for some light hearted interaction

    Can you get out at all even if just for a little fresh air may make you feel batter

    Hope your nephews op goes well and that your dog gets better soon
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,505 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @alaine! How have you been getting on? 
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