Hi everyone, I do not write many posts, as I do not have a very good Internet connection, but I do read them as often as I can and find it helpful to know that I am not alone.
I feel alone right now. I feel picked on and harassed and discriminated against. Ever since my neighbour moved in next door, she has been making many spurious or false allegations and complaints to my landlord; for example, she complained about the pizza delivery boy who mistakenly went to her door, before seeing his mistake and coming to mine; she also repeatedly accused my dog of barking, when in fact it is the neighbours dog, whome she can see from her window, mine having died six months ago; and these are just the tip of the ice-burg. Each time she makes a complaint, I receive a nasty letter from my landlord accusing me or anti-social behaviour. It upsets me greatly and my symptoms become much worse. I am a COPD suffer and am on oxygen 24/7.
I am also a co2 retentive and have to wear a bipap mask at night.
Her latest allegation is that my garden is not being maintained. Obviously I cannot do strenuous work in the garden, but I still potter about as much as I can. It is a very small private garden, with mature trees and bushes on the boundary. I think it's very pretty and have had many flowers this year, creating a haven for the wildlife, especially the poor bees.
However, because of my neighbour's comments my landlord has now decided that they need to carry out a full house inspection, to include the garden, interior and driveway to ensure that the whole is well maintained to an acceptable standard and the property is in good decorative order and clean
They initially gave me three days notice, but then the housing agent was ill, so it was moved to a later date. The whole thing has upset me greatly. I am terribly worried about my health which has worsened again. My panic attacks are back and the blinding headaches and attacks of breathless less are the worst ever. Today I could not even get out of bed. Just as I had thought things were settling down and I was doing a little more each day, after a bad winter. I cannot cope with it. I live with my 16 year old son and my daughter is back from university for the summer, although I do have friends who come round to help me and make sure I am ok, I feel I am alone in this, that no one understands how hard it is to just go to the bathroom sometimes, and scary too.
I desperately need some support. This is not the first time this has happened. The neighbour made exactly the same comment the year before last. When they did the assessment the landlord said everything was fine. All that fuss had been foe nothing, but it still made me ill. I would have thought that in light of that that the landlord might have realised that it is just my neighbour causing trouble again.
I am sure they should be offering me help, instead of making my life unbearable. I am now seriously ill again, I am sure my CO2 levels are up again. I am scared and I don't know what to do. I do not feel safe here or able to go through all this again.
I am sorry for the long rant, but I really need some support as I think it's discrimination. Nobody else is forced to comply with unscheduled house inspections on such a flimsy pretext. They have not even stated the exact reasons for it, so I don't know exactly what I have done wrong with the garden or what they expect.
Anyway, thank you so much for listening. If anybody can think of anything which might
help, I would be so very grateful.
Keep well all. X