Hi, I am new to this site and have come looking for support. I was diagnosed in 2006, my life continued fairly much as before until the end of 2011. By this point I was having great difficulty working, for a number of reasons. I decided to take a break from my work efforts and moved out of my office (self-employed) and retreated home. This, it seems apparent now, was the beginning of the end for my then wife, and she started the divorce process in 2013. We are now divorced, but the financial division is still unresolved after 18 months! There is not much money involved, but it has been fiercely contested.
I have remained in the family home and my 12 year old son lives with me half the time, which I manage fine. I do, though, feel very lonely and am not sure how this is going to improve. I can walk about my house fine, but outdoors am limited to about 50-100 m with some walking aid; I can manage, for example, to walk around my supermarket with a trolley. Since my walking became very limited I have tried wheelchair tennis (no good when my grip tires, after 15 minutes), snowboarding and I play bridge.
I am 49 years old and I realise that for most 50 year old people, life is made up of work and family, and if these 2 pillars are removed there is not actually much there, or so is my experience.
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