Hi there everybody. I havent posted for a while but I still check in occasionally. This group is a good support. I have gone through a rough patch but hopefully coming out of it. I had a part time job for about six weeks but realised I couldnt cope with the stress, so I left that. We must realise our limitations. I am not thinking about getting another job yet but just looking after my family and myself.
Living with depression takes away all energy and interest in everything. We must not let it beat us but also allow ourselves to rest occasionally. It is ok to rest but difficult to explain to others. My sons have just got home from school and asked me what have I done today. I made up a few jobs but really I havent done anything. Well I dragged myself to the gym earlier this morning, hoping that would give me the motivation to do a few things but it didnt really. It may have kept my mood up so I could do a couple of phone calls. Even achieving small things makes me satisfied.
Im still waiting to get my benefit sorted out. My ESA was stopped in April, and I was told I was fit for work. My GP has signed me off and I saw a psychiatrist recently who confirmed I was depressed but the DWP still stopped the ESA. Im going to a tribunal to appeal against this decision. Has anyone else gone through this process recently. What have I got to expect. How do I get some support for this?
I just take life one day at a time. Im starting a course in Yoga tomorrow so that might help. I will let you know.