I have always been a positive and optimistic person until the last few years when my health has gone downhill. I have 11 health problems now and find I can no longer do the things I used to or have the strength to get myself out and about much. I have three adult children, all married with families. One phones me once a week but the other two I hear from spasmodically. I do contact them but they don't have time to talk, or listen. My daughter who rings me only talks about her family. She doesn't ask how I am. If I tell her she listens but doesn't follow up on anything. I get the impression that they think as long as I can talk I must be ok. This us not so. My mobility us poor so I am limited to what I can do. My eyesight us deteriorating and I cannot see in the dark side can't drive in the evening. I have Macular Degeneration. I like to see but this us also becoming more difficult because if my eyes. I have Chronic Lymphoma, 6 years watch and wait, Osteopaenia, Polymyalgia, Hypothyroidism, Cold Urticaria, Severe Diverticulitis, Hypothyroidusm, Osteoarthritis everywhere. I try to stay posivite but living alone doesn't help when I don't see anyone unless I go out. My only comfort us my beautiful cat and he is great company.
Sorry to sound so miserable but this is how I feel a lot if the time.