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skirton Member Posts: 6 Listener
Hi, I’m Sarah, I’m 51 years old, and I have both mental and physical disabilities, my physical disabilities only happened in the last few years, when I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, cfs, and chronic back pain, these restrict my mobility a lot, and find everything difficult, in addition to that my mental health problems have stopped me socialising or leaving my home for the last few years, I only go out for vital appointments, which leaves me very isolated. 


  • cupcake88
    cupcake88 Posts: 1,240 Pioneering
    Hi Sarah welcome to the forum I have different mental illnesses . I can relate to feeling isolated . This forum is really good and every ones friendly . 
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 16,336 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community 

    I am sorry to hear you are feeling isolated you are not on your own 

    Feel free to join in this forum helps a lot of people combat loneliness 

    I hope to see you around 
  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 6,431 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @skirton welcome to the community and best wishes ?

    “This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.” 
    ― Dalai Lama XIV

  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 7,436 Scope online community team
    Hello @skirton

    Welcome to the community, thanks for joining and I hope you enjoy being a part of the forum.

    Thanks for introducing us to yourself and I am sorry to hear of the isolation you feel, joining somewhere like this is certainly a good step towards easing that feeling. Do you have any loved ones who you see regularly? 

    Regarding your mental health, is that something you receive support with from your GP?
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  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 12,477 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @skirton - & welcome to the community from me also, Sarah. I hope you enjoy being a member, & that the forum helps you feel less isolated. There's always someone here to chat to, & you may enjoy having a look around our virtual 'Coffee lounge' too. :)


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