Carol moran

Carol moran

Have you ever heard that saying: Light at the end of the tunnel. Well every day I wake up I thought I would be well, from Bronchectasis.(.That kept me going.)...I am 67 now......were is that light......I like to work,love house work.good sence of humour (sounds like I am advertising on a dating site)...NO I just want some good health to do these things..disapointed with life...

And the loneleness of the illness..............Well that's my lot in life...........

Well I can see to watch the TV

I can use a computer

I can talk to my friends on facebook

I can learn skills on you tube

I can knit sew make cards for charity

I can drive

I have counselling skills

And I have volunteered for The lighthouse Drop-in

So there are a few ++++++++s

But! it does hurt, when I see all the people I know Going and doing things and I am stuck hear

again.. with lung infections.

The summer is around the corner..the birds and butterflys spreading their wings

yes I can see the beauty in things.

S maybe I am blessed

Carol Moran

Sends you her Love 09/02/2016

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  • Hello Carol

    I am sorry to hear you are feeling a bit low and lonely. Being unwell when everyone else appears to be having a busy time is a pain, but you seem to have a lot of things you enjoy doing. (Can't say I look forward to housework!)

    We are here if you need someone to talk to.

    All the best

    Tee x

  • Thanks still in bed....lungs hurting.........Yes I like work........

  • Funny I do miss cleaning...Sad person...May be this is a negative..I hate having to depend on people...I do cut my-self of when ill.....loved your Post..thank you...10/02/2016........22.45..........Thanks from carol

  • Just looking at all the messages......ever one seems to be so nice ..thank you it is giving me a bit of strength..You are feeding my soul

  • There is always someone here if you are feeling alone, Carol, though a lot are asleep at the moment. Have a good night..

    Take care

    Tee X

  • Thank you for your words of comfort..........I went out to day with my carer............ sleep a lot..........01;00......uk 12/02/2016

  • You have so many blessings, be thankful!

  • Hello Tomcat

    Easier said than done if you are feeling down....l have lots of lovely things and people in my life, and am very blessed, but illness can drag the best of us down from time to time.

    That is why this forum is so important to us all.

    It allows us to share our feelings, knowing we won't be judged, but will receive helpful advice and support from fellow sufferers.

    Velvet xx

  • I have just read your words again..... Such nice words.....They will help me get through another night..........I do like house work...nice sparkly and clean house...........10/02/2016 22;33 ..carol

  • I can hear your words in my head now...so nice not to be judged........I do have a lot of negatives in Life................Once again thanks..carol

  • Thank you

  • Yes and I have worked hard.and I also help other people....I try not to get angry with my condition....I try to get even with this illness by being happy when I am out ..I have a great sence of humour and I don't have a bad looking face....I am a caring person.....But I have learnt assertiveness....and not to mix with people that put me down......I have also learn't that they have the problem not me.....So I do not let my confidence be knocked...

    If I let people into my head by sharing my problems then I find they have ammunition to fire at me and when unwell it hurt's..If you would like to no My Negatives in life..they would be a longer list.......See I was trying to be positive by not being negative.... 10/02/2016 ...carol

  • I love you to Tomcat98

  • And I love you to Tomcat

  • Hi Carol, I often feel the same as you....I feel blessed that I still am able and enjoy the things I can do, but annoyed about the things that I can't.

    But I still have hope.....and I have come to appreciate the small things in life much more.

    Take care.....and it's going to be a sunny day today ....here at least!

  • Hi Carol

    Yes... you are blessed, you still appreciate all the things that you " can do "....look at your list...lots of things.

    Look at the things you "can't do," at the moment when you are ill....you can't go out.....

    All of us have that, one, " can't do ".....but sadly, many on here do not have your, " can do list."

    You sound like a lovely lady, who is feeling a little down at the moment....This winter gloom doesn't help,...but don't feel lonely with your illness....we may not be able to be there in person for you, but we are all here for you 24...7...on this site.

    Have a rant...have a laugh...have a chat.

    Summer IS around the corner, and we will all see the beauty of things a little easier, in the warmth and sunshine.

    You will to....so yes...you are blessed

    Velvet xx 💜💜

  • Thank you for your lovely message...........When well for the past 10 year I have voluntered for a mental health drop in.......I have bad depression....the photo is from 2 years ago........when well you look at me people do not see how I suffer with this illness.........10/02/2016 .......... carol

  • Just read your words velvet.............cso comforting and I can feel empathy and kindness and understanding...thank you

  • Hello Carol

    Just got your message...hope you are OK.

    I am an early bird, so am sitting here downing my second mug of tea....delicious !!😂

    Everything here is white with frost, so it looks like is going to be a cold one today.

    I am stopping in the warm today, and watching the Rugby on telly this afternoon , the six nations.

    Keep your chin up Gal....Summer is on its way.🌸🌸

    Velvet xx

  • To velvet 55............Well it's nice to look forward..to a nice bit of sun.....You don't realize how long the winter is........I have been making a birthday card............It's relaxing............14/02/2016

    01:49...........I tend to feel more well on a night so I don't want to go to sleep.......nighty night fom carol

  • Hi Carol

    Brrrrrrrr l do know how long the winter is....l hate it !!

    I should have been born closer to the equator..... l love the sun 😂😂

    I could sleep on a clothes line after 9 at night, but am always up about 5.30am...so it's good morning from me😂

    Velvet xx

  • Hi Carol feeling like this goes hand in hand with COPD I'm still getting over a chest infection and looking at the things I can do list is much smaller but summer is just around the corner take care.

  • Thank you for your kind words......It's nicer when there is a bit of sun and you can just have a sit out -side............Your words Take care.....I will look after my-self a bit better.............I just have one word to pass on is HOPE.......hope to-morrow is a better day. 10/02.2016 uk 00;04

  • Onamission..I am going to stand at the door and wait for the summer...but in England if you blink you will miss it..................

  • take care.......look after yourself............

  • show with lord help what you can do

  • Thank you for your kind words..........arol moran 10/02/2016 23;58

  • Thank you

  • Hi Carol. What a lovely photo and smile and bright flowers etc all around you. You have cheered me up! I am feeling down, just keep blaming the weather, but need to concentrate on the positives. Will make a list like you have done. Keep focusing on the positives and also Spring is on the way . Keep your chin up Moi x x x

  • It is so hard Concentrating on all the positives when ill.

    It is nicer when the sun is shining

    We have computers now and phones...so we not as cut off..not like years ago....I will try to keep my chin up........Thank's

  • Hi. there..The flowers are in the doorway where I have attended for 10 years.The Lighthouse Drop-in ..Stockton on tees uk(depression)

    The Flowers were £2.50 from a charity shop..The poster I did on the computer........And the bowl is glass...I crochet round it with wool.and stuck some plastic flowers on it..............All on the cheap..............10/02/2016 23;24

    Thank you.............carol

  • if not well send for me i hold your hand hug you x

  • Some times thats all people want is a hug..bless you

  • a men sister better tables big hug x

  • Well they look so cheerful as you do just hope you feeling cheerful today and had a good day. Moi x x x

  • I buy bits and pieces of ebay...Well the other word is I buy rubbish (for my crafts)..Well I need a High....So that puts a smile on my face when the pressie come through the door...instead of bills

    Cracked the anxiety..there then..........13/02/2016 01.29

  • I am starting To look at trying th get my ph level nutural..manuka honey and cider vinegar.. I over heard my son telling his friend I eat funny foods

    I do have a daft sence of humour....thanks for being there for me

  • Breathing is so bad............But read your replys on the post..really gives me a bit of positivity to get up and start again..I had a carer in Half hour..His tummy came throught the door first then the rest of him...Rough one.......well what do you want for your tea....Well not you I thought........I had to find him everything ..the knife,the pan,butter,I told him to wash his hands first..so It sounds like I am getting stronger.

    " eggs slapped" between 2 small slices of bread....He never put the butter back in the fridge..washed up or made cup of tea.........I am scared to get any older....with some of thes carer.....My Paddy Was getting going............Thank you for reading my little rant

  • Well sounds like you better and you doing well. Carer sounds awful I do hope that improves Moi x

  • I nicer carer to-night..................The other one will not be coming back.. I will tell the agency....sometimes we should be grateful for negative events...They may be no fun but teach us something what we have to aspire to..and guard against in the future..Good comes out of bad....

  • you and me big cup of tea would be great

  • I know how you feel. It can get depressing sometimes. I think the worst thing about this illness is NOT knowing when I will feel poorly. I feel like I can't plan anything in the near or far future, I never know when I'll be getting an infection.

    For the past 4 months I have been doing fairly well, due to being able to go on an antibiotic asap when I start having shortness of breath. I exercise, stay away from sick people, am on a low dosage long term antibiotic, take turmeric, for inflammation, and take Manuka honey each day (it has antibiotic properties), use a flutter valve.

    Even when I'm feeling tried and short of breath, I still try to do things around the house to keep my lungs clear. The worst thing that you can do is just sit all day, the lungs need to work to keep the mucus moving.

    You are not alone, Beth

  • What a lovely reply..This just explains how I am.............I have read that there are children getting this problem...............If you saw me now I look like an old hag.............I do have a lot that has gone wrong in my life.........I can see how ill i get by looking at my face and eyes............I do try to keep going........And i will try to put nice things on the sight...I live north east uk...Eaglescliffe......10/02/2016 22;41.

  • Hi there.......I will have to get some more manuka..and a flutter thing.

    How do you use the turmeric. 10/02/2016 23;28 uk time

  • I get it in capsule form in the pharmacy department, I have found it in bulk form with the spices. It needs to be taken with pepper to increase the effectiveness. I take 1,000 mg with about 1/4 teaspoon of pepper twice a day.

    You can google turmeric and get a lot of information about it.

    Keep healthy, Beth

  • Well thank's.....got out with the carer to day....hope.....

    I bought some manuks from aldi...I know it is not the stronger type..but will have to do...so I am using boiled water the manuka and cider vinigar to regulate my ph level alkaline and acid

    how are you to-day..............dad day or good day.........00;54 uk

  • A bought some manuka honey.. not a good strength ..but will do for now..and drinking Cider vinegar............You know I think I have got it wrong..i should be whisky..chocolate and chips.....

  • This web site is great for information and support. It's nice to know that other people understand what we are going thru. My husband is healthy and rarely sick so there are times that I feel that I'm holding him back by not being able to be as active as he is at times. I retired last year and there is a lot of activities that I want to do.

    I live in the states and I'm 66 years old. I have had lung issues for 27 years. First it was allergies, then asthma, then COPD and 3 yrs ago by way of a CT scan, bronchiectasis. I think doctors are just recently learning about this illness and how it has been missed diagnoiced.

    The medical field is always coming up with improved treatment, so we shouldn't give up hope.

    Beth

  • Hi there..You sound just like me..lovely to read your letter..........It's nice to have a husband...............I am a bad picker of men...so I have been divorced for years...............I am in the UK........ all the sick and old people are being persicuted by the goverment..I am lucky 67 years young) I have my pension....Ill people in England are being sanctioned and left with no money..lot's of people have died or commited suicide...it's terrible.....So there area lot of things going on that is causing anxiety...I have people around me that have suffered.it hurt's it could have been me..........Well its 10/02/2016/ 23;44

    In England....... Night night from Carol...

  • let just be good friend

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