feeling isolated

creakyjohn Member Posts: 2
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:05 in Living with arthritis

My arthritis is the result of an accident which happened long ago and very largely since my old doc retired I'm ignored by younger doctors and have to now pay from my own treatment

Of course lockdown - clinics closed - no treatment

MY wife is am invalid I am her only support and she has just had a bleed on her brain and is now in hospital and I am alone with my dogs

Normally I emulate the people on the advertisement and although I wrote to my doctor detailing our concerns her reply was - as usual- "I don't know what I can do for you" Totally useless

I have not gone for longer that 1 month without some sort of manipulative therapy since 1989 and now I have to go for 3 months or so I have already fallen and knocked my teeth out and have no one to mind me at all because although my wife was incapacitated she could keep an eye on me

I live in constant fear of something happening as it has done so many times in the past ....I am afraid

There is more to it but that's me in brief ........... any ideas as to what I can do


  • Mike1
    Mike1 Member Posts: 1,992

    Most Councils and WRVS have set up phone support lines so look them up and give them a bell.

  • Lilymary
    Lilymary Member Posts: 1,742

    I'm so sorry to hear about your sad situation. For general day to day support, you could also try contacting organisations like Age Concern, who I think have volunteers who can visit (post Covid), or who you can call for a chat. This may not help with your arthritis, but it may ease your feeling of isolation, and lifting your spirits a little may help reduce the pain. Don't be afraid to ask for help from these organisations, that's what they're there for.