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I had to give up work some years ago. I've been made to feel I'm 'letting the side down'

angie1962
angie1962 Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi, I had to give up work some years ago due to my back letting me down but having always been a glass half full kind of gal, volunteer visiting the elderly. Due to 2 tragic deaths in my family within weeks of each other, I'm sadly been made to feel 'Im letting the side down'. I would never want to hurt anyone intentionally, but feel very hurt that it feels as though I've let my ladies down for grieving!!vfeeling very sad😪
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  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 6,575

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    Welcome to the community @angie1962 :) This is the post I made for you.

    I'm sorry to hear that you've had 2 deaths in the family so close together. You absolutely aren't letting anyone down. If you don't mind me asking, in what way have you been made to feel that way? 
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  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 1,651 Listener
    Welcome to the community @angie1962 :) This is the post I made for you.

    I'm sorry to hear that you've had 2 deaths in the family so close together. You absolutely aren't letting anyone down. If you don't mind me asking, in what way have you been made to feel that way? 
    Probably Daily Mail/Telegraph reading trolls who think all disabled people of working age are "workshy slaves to the benefit system", trust me I've heard it all and much MUCH worse!


  • Cher_Inactive
    Cher_Inactive Posts: 4,414

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    @angie1962 A warm welcome to the community from me too.  How are you today?  If you could tell us a little bit more about your situation, we'd love to help but I can assure you your worth isn't dependent on your employment status  <3
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  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 4,320 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @angie1962, sorry to hear about your loss.

    If everything's coming up roses it's time to call in a gardener

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