I feel so Guilty that i’ve had a breakdown and its affected my friends and family. In ways I couldn’t have foreseen or planned for.
I know I shouldn’t. I know i’m unwell and will get better but it doesn’t stop the guilt.
Friends and family have been brilliant and supportive, So huge thank you to them.
Others have distanced themselves or disappeared completely. Some I think just don’t know how to react or feel i’m pulling them down. My Moods can change at the drop of the hat, but is a lot better now my new meds have started working. Hopefully will start connecting and building friendships back up.
Slow small steps but any progress is good.
This song from Matchbox twenty suits me, “I’m not crazy, I’m just a little unwell”
I am classed as being disabled and I have found that its quite difficult to find out help and information.
I have found some links which have proved to be very help to my and some of my friends who are disabled as well. Very useful and helpful for getting out and about and getting back into Society and gives you a little more freedom.
1) Disabled Rail Persons Discount:
Disabled Rail Pass
The Disabled Persons Railcard allows you to get 1/3 off most rail fares throughout Great Britain. If you’re travelling with an adult companion they also can get 1/3 off their rail fare – so you can save money for your friends too!
2) Manchester Travel Concessionaires:
The Concessionary Bus Travel Act states that disabled people in England who are eligible will get free off-peak travel on all local buses anywhere in England.
3) Cinema CEA Card:
The CEA Card is a national card scheme developed by the Cinema Exhibitors’ Association (CEA) for UK cinemas. The scheme was introduced in 2004 and is one of the ways for participating cinemas to ensure they make reasonable adjustments for disabled guests when they go to the cinema; in particular it ensures a complimentary ticket for someone to go with them.
4) Merlin Annual Pass:
Should a disabled Merlin Annual Passholder require assistance on their visits to our attractions, we issue one complimentary pass per disabled Passholder to be used by any carer – this is transferable between carers; the carer Pass is issued the disabled guests and carers Passes will have the name, date of birth and a photo of the disabled guest.
Due to events and my Breakdown last November (2013), Christmas was a very muted event. Did not have the Christmas Spirit at all, and celebrations were very limited on my normal Christmas time festivities. Normally i’m counting down through out the year as Christmas is my favourite time of year, but this year I really couldn’t face or plan for Christmas. But now the clocks have gone back, and seeing the Christmas Stuff appearing in shops, My Christmas Spirit is coming back.
Certainly getting better, Little steps, but progress all the same! Am Starting to plan ahead too!