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Feeling very down.

woodbine
woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,356 Disability Gamechanger
In the last 5 days we have had three deaths, a neighbour, a neighbour who was also a close friend and about an hour ago a friend I have known for 50 years.
If i'm honest i've got to the point where i can't stop crying.
Life can be so hard and so it seems so short.  :'(
I am a person with epilepsy not an epileptic, my illness doesn't define me.

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  • Teddybear12
    Teddybear12 Member Posts: 782 Pioneering
    @woodbine I am so sorry that this has happened to you. I can understand that it will have made you very upset. Just try and remember the good times you had with them. Big hug.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,375 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi John 

    I'm sorry for the loss of your friends and don't be concerned about the crying it's a natural emotion to express your feelings 

    Unfortunately as we become order we start to lose the people who have been a big part of our lives 

    Thinking of you and sm during this tough time 
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can't help I will
  • atlas47
    atlas47 Member Posts: 243 Pioneering
    Hi @woodbine

    So very sorry to learn about, your sad losses.

    Life can be very cruel at times like this, but please stay strong and remember the happy times.

    Stay safe.
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 5,005

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    So sorry to read this @woodbine, one loss is a lot to handle but having that many in such a short period of time must be heartbreaking. You have our best wishes and thoughts, our inbox is always open if you need to discuss anything further, or if you feel as though you need some support during this challenging time.
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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,621 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 20
    Sorry to hear about your losses, that’s a lot to deal with in a short space of time, remember to stay strong and look after yourself
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 10,613 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm also sorry to read your sad news @woodbine - it's hard to find the words. We're all here for you, I'm sure you know. I hold you & SM in my thoughts & prayers as always, xx 
  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 4,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Sorry to hear your sad news, tough to take I’m sure. Chin up if you can old chap.
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,356 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you all for your words of support at this difficult time, they mean so much to me 
    John x
    I am a person with epilepsy not an epileptic, my illness doesn't define me.
  • Grinchy
    Grinchy Member Posts: 437 Pioneering
    sorry to hear of your sad times, you take care,  hope your ok given time
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,356 Disability Gamechanger
    leeCal said:
    Sorry to hear your sad news, tough to take I’m sure. Chin up if you can old chap.
    less of the old  :) if i recall correctly you're older than me  :)
    I am a person with epilepsy not an epileptic, my illness doesn't define me.
  • Justcheckingin15
    Justcheckingin15 Member Posts: 193 Pioneering
    One day at a time @woodbine..Its perfectly ok to feel like you do..take time to grieve...Its a process..and one which 'eventually'..you will come out the other side.One day you will find yourself smiling..at a memory that pops up in your head...those kinda days will get more frequent..and you will realise you are getting stronger...Take Care..
  • Cressida
    Cressida Member Posts: 921 Pioneering
    So sorry to hear this. You must be devastated. Take care of yourself and just take one day at a time x
  • lisathomas50
    lisathomas50 Posts: 4,619 Disability Gamechanger
    Sorry to hear this you have your memories and remember the good times you had take care thinking of you xx
  • niamhgriffiths4
    niamhgriffiths4 Member Posts: 26 Connected
    Hi woodbine sorry for your losses of your friends I’ve lost a family member as well he’s actually the first family member who passed away and I was so upset I had to stay in my flat and feel sad about it 
    again sorry for your losses

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