Hope you are well?
Firstly I’m sorry for writing this but I just want to vent a bit.
My name is Paul and to say this year has been a bit rough would be an understatement.
So I was my disabled mother’s carer for 6 years after my father passed away and at the start of the year, I had taken my mum a bottle of water while I cooked her dinner and when I went back with her dinner I found her dead. I was more than devastated, we lived in what was a housing association home which was our family home for 40 years.
So with my MS I was told I had to move and I had 2 weeks to get 40 years of memories packed up and move from a 3 bed home to a 1 bed flat in a different town to where I was born I have no friends or family local but my partner has a car so that helped.
In April my partners mum passed away suddenly so I found it hard to support him because it was all a bit raw for me but we muddled through.
I have found the whole year a bit hard and subsequently slipped into a deep depression. I have had to get rid of some of my happiest memories. I’m starting to get a bit better but have had a few relapses in the last few months which has kept me indoors. I would dearly like to take my partner on a short break so if anyone has any ideas that don’t cost a lot as I’m a bit skint at the moment I would welcome any input?
Sorry, but I had to get that off my chest!
I realise that I am a bit of a moan but I am trying.
Thank you for taking the time to read this in advance… Paul