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Old and overwhelmed
Hi everyone. I'm 71, and suffer with osteo arthritis everywhere. I also suffer from depression of late due to self isolating, and not going out, and I'm having tests to see why my feet are numb. I've also just been diagnosed with breast cancer and am awaiting a letter for my surgery appointment. I have had to visit various hospitals for all of this, and as I don't drive and buses in my village are few and far between, I've been using taxis as there is no hospital transport. I would never have asked for it anyway. I'm getting so upset as I've spent over £100 recently in taxi fares to get to these appointments. I'm on a basic state pension and pension credit, so I don't have money to spare. I really feel like giving up. I don't want to have this op, as there are younger people who should be first in the queue. I just cannot put my mind to anything, except how I'm going to pay for my funeral. My grown up children live a long way away and have busy lives, but they are scared of giving me the virus if they come to visit. I just don't know where to turn. I've never in my life had to ask for advice before, but I'm so overwhelmed with shock and confusion at the moment, I need someone to tell me what to do first.