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Some things about life after lock down I like ..distance is ok with me ..

serenity2serenity2 Member Posts: 189 Pioneering

I like a bit of distance between me and others ..it’s ok, I do a lot on my own. 
I would love to live here in this tree house ..as long as I had food supplies I’d be happy 😃 
How about you ?  Be lovely waking up amongst the birdsong For me 

 :)
Best Wishes
serenity2 

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  • steve51steve51 Community champion Posts: 7,015 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @serenity2

    How lovely yes you wouldn’t need to worry about “social distancing“ 

    @steve51
  • serenity2serenity2 Member Posts: 189 Pioneering
    Hi @steve51
    yeh  :) I just love it ha ...I used to be extremely social ..think over time I just changed ..so this place would suit me ..perfect .. <3 love the sound of silence, we’ll apart from the birds ..
    not sure I’ve posted this in the right place really...still finding my way around...apologies if it’s plonked somewhere it shouldn’t be  B)
     :)
    Best Wishes
    serenity2 
  • steve51steve51 Community champion Posts: 7,015 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @serenity2

    Many thanks!!!!!

    If you click on my username: steve51

    It will take you to my wall where you can post to me only.

    We have all got our on wall where we can message each other only.

    @steve51
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 535 Pioneering
    I’d like to sit in a tree house just like that one and draw the wonderful trees. Write poetry inspired by the whispering breeze and sing along quietly with the bird song. Ideal. 
  • christian96christian96 Member Posts: 94 Courageous
    Not really a treehouse person. But I don't mind having lunch in one however. 
  • serenity2serenity2 Member Posts: 189 Pioneering
     sounds good @christian96 :)
     :)
    Best Wishes
    serenity2 
  • serenity2serenity2 Member Posts: 189 Pioneering

    @leeCal yes, brilliant..sounds good! I’m not so good at writing poetry or art but if I were for sure I’d do the same ... :) the sounds would be amazing I’m sure
     :)
    Best Wishes
    serenity2 
  • LouiseHLouiseH Community champion Posts: 96 Courageous
    @serenity2 I would love that also. Peace and quiet with no neighbours, sounds good to me. I'd take it as a great photo opportunity. 
    Louise Hesketh
    Community Champion
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 2,241 Disability Gamechanger
    @serenity2 That looks like a dream house however as I only have 1 kleg I couldnt manage to get up there maybe if there was a klift fitted and it was wheelchair friendly lol
  • serenity2serenity2 Member Posts: 189 Pioneering
    Hi @janer1967 Oh definitely have a lift installed to make it easily accessible. That could be arranged for sure  :) 
    good wishes to ya !
     :)
    Best Wishes
    serenity2 
  • serenity2serenity2 Member Posts: 189 Pioneering
    hi @LouiseH
    yes I agree ..some fab photos could be taken from there  :) 
    no neighbours would also suit me ...I would invite the occasional friend to share some nice food ...
    good wishes to you 
     :)
    Best Wishes
    serenity2 
  • TopkittenTopkitten Member Posts: 1,172 Pioneering
    I was born in London but we moved to a small town when I was 14. I have always found it a bit too quiet especially as I am now in an "old people's" area. I have always loved being in crowds and even now, with all the mental health issues, I still like to be around groups of people I know.

    As for social distancing.... the recent pictures of beaches and other areas where people are crammed in together and from some pictures on FB that shows bars and pubs the same as they always were, with people clumping together I get the feeling that social distancing, if it hasn't already disappeared, won't be around for long.

    TK
    "I'm on the wrong side of heaven and the righteous side of hell" - from Wrong side of heaven by Five Finger Death Punch.
  • serenity2serenity2 Member Posts: 189 Pioneering
    hi @Topkitten

    thank you for the reply  :)
    yes we are all rather individual in our likes ..
    I live close to London now...have found since I struggled with anxiety, I’ve become less social than I ever used to be..used to love socialising very much 

    yes I hear you about the beaches etc  :# it looked horrendous ! 
    I hope you have a lovely day ! 
     :)
    Best Wishes
    serenity2 
  • TopkittenTopkitten Member Posts: 1,172 Pioneering
    edited July 5
    And a lovely day to you @serenity2.

    I too suffer anxiety and also either panic attacks or paranoia when I get too anxious. Not very nice is it? However, I am stuck indoors permanently and have been for a couple of years, that status will never be changed I fear as I am soon going to have to go to bed and stay there almost all the time. I really miss other people to talk to and to have a laugh and joke with because I live completely alone and have done for a decade and a half now. Living in a cul-de-sac there is no passing traffic even and every home in the street is for over 60's or mildly disabled. The only real noise I get is children playing in the park a quarter mile away on the opposite of the field to me (the field is beyond my back garden). I even have a large garden I am not capable of using any more.

    TK
    "I'm on the wrong side of heaven and the righteous side of hell" - from Wrong side of heaven by Five Finger Death Punch.
  • steve51steve51 Community champion Posts: 7,015 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Topkitten

    Good Afternoon I do hope that you are feeling better????

    Yes I live in a similar situation. I am also house/bed bound from time to time.

    Things are also very very quiet once everyone has gone to work/college.

    Please please let me know if there’s anything that I can help/support you with????

    @steve51






  • serenity2serenity2 Member Posts: 189 Pioneering
    Hi @Topkitten

    im sorry to hear about your struggles, I have anxiety and ptsd , it’s a struggle at times I know...sorry to hear you don’t see many people, forums such as this are such a blessing ..for many reasons...it’s lovely to get to know you 
    I’m watching football this afternoon I follow liverpool FC 
    keeps me distracted at least 

    sending you good wishes  :)
     :)
    Best Wishes
    serenity2 
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Administrator Posts: 7,407 Scope community team
    Love the treehouse @serenity2. Always fancied one!
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope
  • serenity2serenity2 Member Posts: 189 Pioneering
    Hi @Adrian_Scope
    oh I’d love to live in something so remote .. :) 
    looks brilliant ! 
     :)
    Best Wishes
    serenity2 
  • TopkittenTopkitten Member Posts: 1,172 Pioneering
    Ty @steve51 and @serenity2. I do not really get the benefits from using this site or others, I am very much a f2f person as much of what I understand about people comes from reading face- and body-language. Without such feedback I find it difficult to relate to others and often type something some find upsetting. I used to use the site a lot but now use it considerably less, partly due to it being more difficult for me to use a keyboard but mostly because things are so bad for me all I ever really do is complain about NHS and support systems that have let me down disastrously.

    Hope you both had a good day.

    TK
    "I'm on the wrong side of heaven and the righteous side of hell" - from Wrong side of heaven by Five Finger Death Punch.
  • serenity2serenity2 Member Posts: 189 Pioneering
    Hi @Topkitten
    good to hear from you.
    agree f2f has advantages and I’m sorry you don’t get to see many people at all :(  and that it’s getting difficult to use this forum And a keyboard for you..
    Thank you for taking time to reply, especially as it is challenging for you. That is very kind. 
    Sometimes life generally is a challenge. I find mornings a real challenge at times...and get to thinking what’s it all about  :/ luckily most days, as the day goes by , things can improve for me so I do feel lucky, I can take advantage of that.

    sending some peaceful vibes your way.
    with every good wish
     :)
    Best Wishes
    serenity2 
  • steve51steve51 Community champion Posts: 7,015 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Topkitten

    Mourning how about you doing today???

    Please come back to me if you are still having problems with getting around.

    Sorry but what type of keyboard do you use currently.

    When it comes to the “NHS”  I have got lots of “T-Shirts” 

    Please let me know if there’s anything else that I can help/support you with????

    @steve51
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 9,519 Scope community team
    That looks like the perfect little retreat!
    Community Partner
    Scope
  • serenity2serenity2 Member Posts: 189 Pioneering
    oh yes @Chloe_Scope indeed it does  :) I would just love to be there today ....it would be nice in the fine weather or the sound of the Rain to me too....thunder and lightening.wow ....very therapeutic to me, although the thunder could be a bit scarey haha ...maybe ..

    have-a lovely day...

     :)
    Best Wishes
    serenity2 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 9,519 Scope community team
    Very true @serenity2, looks like a good place to take lots of books!  :D
    Community Partner
    Scope
  • TopkittenTopkitten Member Posts: 1,172 Pioneering
    edited July 14
    Ty for asking @steve51. Not doing well at the moment. Yesterday I knocked something out of a cupboard onto a mug. I reacted too fast hurting my right leg  (bad one) and with spasms in my knee and hip, then I twisted too fast trying (and succeeding) to prevent the mug falling on my foot and my neck and arm are so bad I'm having to use a sling. And now, to top things off, I woke up in bed (3rd night using it after using a chair for 2-3 years) and tried to sit up to take a drink. Next thing I know I went off the end of the bed backwards and hit the concrete floor with a thin carpet over it head first. Thought I was dreaming until I woke up with my shoulders on the ground and the rest of me propped up against the bed like I was trying to backwards somersault. Currently long time wait ing for yet another ambulance as I might have passed out and my head, neck, arms, shoulders and right leg are all flaing high into the pain limit.

    TK
    "I'm on the wrong side of heaven and the righteous side of hell" - from Wrong side of heaven by Five Finger Death Punch.
  • steve51steve51 Community champion Posts: 7,015 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Topkitten

    I am very very sorry to hear about your current problems.

    Did you go into the ambulance in the ????

    Yes the ambulance people/AE know me very very well.

    I have got a motorised bed/memory mattress.

    My wife must think I am at the “Fair Ground” as I am up & down when I get into bed.

    How are you doing today????

    I am here for you if  need a shoulder???

    @steve51


  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 9,519 Scope community team
    Hi really hope you are okay @Topkitten! Sounds like a nasty fall.
    Community Partner
    Scope
  • serenity2serenity2 Member Posts: 189 Pioneering
    hi @Topkitten
    me too, hope your recovering ok 🌹🌻
     :)
    Best Wishes
    serenity2 
  • TopkittenTopkitten Member Posts: 1,172 Pioneering
    Not really recovered but got kicked out of A&E with no ongoing investigation and without speaking to anyone other than Physiotherapists I've documented the full story elsewhere if anyone cares to look for it.

    TK
    "I'm on the wrong side of heaven and the righteous side of hell" - from Wrong side of heaven by Five Finger Death Punch.
  • kaiasparrowkaiasparrow Member Posts: 28 Courageous
    This is my dream house! I wish I could run away and live in the woods, grow my own food and flowers, and make friends with all the wildlife
  • serenity2serenity2 Member Posts: 189 Pioneering
    Hi @topkitten.
    sorry to hear this.
    its good to hear from you..
    sending good wishes to you 🌻🌻🌻
     :)
    Best Wishes
    serenity2 
  • serenity2serenity2 Member Posts: 189 Pioneering
    @kaiasparrow

    exactly ! 😊
    me too ..oh what a dream ! 🌹🌻 
     :)
    Best Wishes
    serenity2 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 9,519 Scope community team
    Hi @Topkitten, just wanted to check in. Sounds really tough to not have been given the support you need.
    Community Partner
    Scope
  • TopkittenTopkitten Member Posts: 1,172 Pioneering
    Hi @Chloe_Scope, I guess I just get used to being badly treated. I did at least have Reablement in for a few weeks but that was withdrawn when Social tried to get a Care Company involved but some silly woman whose grasp of English was severely limited tried to assess me over the phone and it has turned into a disaster. Reablement dropped out immediately expecting cover and here I am almost 2 weeks later completely unable to get the woman to understand anything I say to her. She disappears for days only to reappear with no further knowledge of what I need and then blames Social Care. Vicious circle. Consequently I'm not managing very well again.

    TK
    "I'm on the wrong side of heaven and the righteous side of hell" - from Wrong side of heaven by Five Finger Death Punch.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 9,519 Scope community team
    It must be really stressful for you @Topkitten. You deserve that support. Is support still not available?
    Community Partner
    Scope
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