I would like to request some ideas from the group.
I think my positive thoughts went on holiday for a while but that holiday is over and now it's challenge time.
I am desperate to be part of the working community again but with my up to date C V. it could be a struggle to find anyone to take me on. C.V. Negatives; I get a lot of sudden onset of pain ,chest arms legs. Neuropathy in both feet. Insulin dependant due to the wonder drug Steriods. COPD having to use oxygen, overweight, and nausea and now cancer the hormone drug is playing me up. Need the use of a wheelchair. Was stopped from driving. The worst problem is I am totally unreliable due to not knowing when the pain will attack.
Now the positive I love being round people and I am sure I still have skills that could be made use of. I have tried voluntary organisations, one was at a hospital stating I could be a floater if there was a shortage for example at reception they could give me a ring if all was dell I could go in but rejected ( I do understand why) but I just thought them to have a floater could be helpful
Is there any other ways do you have experience of to be 71yrs determined not to be a bookend at the end of the settee just reading, watching t.v.
I do try to do some telephone support but I am desperate to get out to meet people.
I have joined U3A and we have a sewing group they come to my house to meet, I have shown them where the tea and coffee plus the biscuits are and if I am not up to the mark someone will get on and do the refreshments.
Well I am sure you must be thinking my goodness don't we have enough challenges and maybe the answer is yes but then I am giving the decisions of my life to the pain I have who I refer to as my gremlin and my cancer pain as Percy short for perseverance and they are just not going to win.
So how about it what can I do with your support to kick them into touch.