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Hi, my name is Ivor121!

Ivor121
Ivor121 Member Posts: 143 Connected
edited January 7 in Start here and say hello!
I just turned 60 in May last year, i have back problems and pains in legs, high blood pressure, Psoriasis, also have depression so have mood swings panic attacks, hoping to make friends as I'm also single and live alone and need someone to talk to now and again.

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  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 5,716

    Scope community team

    edited January 7
    Welcome to the community @Ivor121, lovely to meet you. I'm sure you'll enjoy getting involved here so please feel free to have a look around and get involved. The virtual coffee lounge is a good place to start, we have plenty of interesting games and discussions going on in that category.

    Thank you for introducing yourself, and I'm sorry to hear that you experience loneliness, hopefully being on the community helps ease that. Do you receive support to manage your conditions such as for your mental health?
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  • Ivor121
    Ivor121 Member Posts: 143 Connected
    Thank you Ross for the welcome, I referred myself to Greenwich Time to talk, back in August last year, they in turn referred me to primary care, but I never heard from them, have not been at my best over Christmas but made it through, have now referred myself back to time to talk and have another telephone assessment on 4th February, hopefully will get some kind of help
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 11,607 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Ivor121 - & welcome to this friendly & supportive community from me also. Thank you for joining & sharing about yourself. It's good to see you joining in with the posts in the 'Coffee lounge' already. :)
  • Teddybear12
    Teddybear12 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 2,051 Pioneering
    Hi @Ivor121 I hope you enjoy being part of the Community. If you have any questions please ask. Take care.
  • Ivor121
    Ivor121 Member Posts: 143 Connected
    Thank you both I find it helps posting in the coffee lounge, playing the games, I think it's important to take part and  it helps to take your mind off of the situation of being alone, I'm on the internet a lot, playing word games, farm games, and a war game, all of them have co-ops, teams and guilds, and it can feel like being in a family, I'm on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, like I said I does help but I still get days were I feel alone, my lovely pet dog charlie died just before lockdown couple of years back, would love to get another pet dog but feel I would not be able to look after it, the way I feel, enought about me, I have lots to talk about, most of it very sad, time to try to sleep just taken my sertraline tablet good night all 
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 5,716

    Scope community team

    I'm glad you enjoy playing games @Ivor121, and that it helps you feel better. Hopefully the telephone assessment at the start of February goes well and you are able to receive some support.

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