Just thought I would check in. Its been about a month since I last wrote on here. Im trying to get into a new way of life. So far so good but I still get times where I get low and have no energy (like today). I often wonder where my life is heading. Im quite happy doing voluntary work but I need a bit of extra money. I am receiving a small amount of ESA and I have applied for PIP but it is taking a long time to hear anything about my claim. I have filled in a long form about my condition as I feel unable to hold a job down at the moment so I hope I hear something soon. Is anybody else waiting for a response from DWP. What else can I do to speed this up!
As for my daily life I have a routine with going to the gym, doing voluntary work and meeting a friend each week. This might change next week as it is the school holidays. I hope this change doesnt set me back.
Hope everyone enjoys the good weather. Dont let the heat get you too exhausted. Take plenty of rest. I feel I have to convince family and friends how I feel, especially when I have to keep resting.
I may seem lazy but this horrible illness saps every drop of energy at times.
People say 'Oh I know how you feel, I feel tired too in this heat' but no body knows how we feel unless you have suffered with depression.
I have to get the energy to go to the gym now. It does make me feel good after Ive been, but only for a few hours. That is long enough to get some jobs done.
Im like an old car or motorbike which is difficult to start, but when Ive had a kick start I can last a few hours.
Oh well here goes.
Have a good day.