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Hi I am Ashley 😄 I've been dealing a lot with my occupational therapist

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Ashvinney
Ashvinney Community member Posts: 161 Courageous
Been dealing a lot with my occupational therapist, I found it hard to ask for help , when ripping out my shower room I need the self wash toilet, was embarrassed to say about it , having a virtual video call occupational therapist and  the lady to get an estimate for it  occupational therapist to put it to her manager to get it sorted out before they do anymore work it's hard to ask for help  so used to doing stuff for myself, as my health as deteriorated over the past 2 years , I have care's well come in all day and night if  needed,  I have  move to very sheltered housing being only 52, I am trying to settle down but I am really struggling to adopt to the places,   🥺 hopefully. One day I class it as home . 
Ajones 
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  • Libby_Alumni
    Libby_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,251 Pioneering
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    Hey @Ashvinney :) 

    I'm sorry to hear that you're struggling to adapt to your new place - these things can take a while and I know when I recently moved into a new flat, it took me a few months to feel settled. I think photos and familiar items can help :) for example, I have quite a lot of photos around the flat and also more personalised items which make me feel homely :) do you have anything similar that you can put in your home?

    The occupational therapists role is to help and support you, so please don't feel embarrassed to be open and honest with them. They have a lot of experience and will be able to help you with a lot of matters :) they are there to provide a safe and non judgmental space.

    I hope you're okay and please reach out if you need any other support.

    Libby
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  • Ashvinney
    Ashvinney Community member Posts: 161 Courageous
    edited January 2022
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    When I first moved i had my dog I go out with him on my electric scooter to park and the big the garden at the back of property with my electric wheelchair, when he passed away it took a part of me with him and I'm finding it very difficult to adapt here without him I feel  I'm too young to be in this place but my care manager said it was the best place for me due to medical issues and the last care  company I heard didn't do my medicine right and I landed up having a major seizure put in hospita, I was put here on emergency flat as I could no longer have that company look after  my care.  My case worker and key worker  was very upset in the way that I was treated , and the thing it's so frustrating  and  very angry ,  the same lady is still working there she just got reprimanded,  so I'm finding it hard because I still think that I shouldn't be here I've tried to put homely things in the flat but it still doesn't feel like it's mine and I don't think it ever will because I am on morphine injection into my side , can I've just how much I want a day  plus I'm taking so much medication for legs my side my wrist my manager felt that I was better off in this care of Aberdeenshire council I really wished that I could live independently on my  own but as my health issues I've got worse that's not acceptable, it breaks my heart everyday to know that he's not here with me and that's not helping because I miss him so much , some days I'm depressed over it other days I'm ok , bye  been diagnosed with this type diabetes 2 has just thrown me through a hoop?
    Ajones 
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @Ashvinney I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your dog, it's clear you love him very much. I can understand why you're feeling like you're struggling with everything going on, it's not hard to feel overwhelmed. 

    I'm glad you do have some homely things with you, make sure you hold onto those, if you like, you can tell us all about them, and what they mean to you :) We are always here to listen and support you. 

    You mention you've recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, have you managed to talk to your doctor about how that's made you feel, and how you can manage it day to day?

    It might be worth asking someone where you are now about access to a local support group, Diabetes UK offer them so that people living with diabetes can come together and meet others with the same condition.

    If we can help with anything else let us know, and we'll do what we can :)

    Alex
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