AIBU and need to get a grip on myself?

(60 Posts)
SoleSource Mon 06-May-13 15:56:51

I am single Mum' aged 39, very overweight. DS is 14, blind Autistic, naughy' behavioural issues. The few friend's i have i rarely see and the have their.own problems.

I am always alone, no.job, on benefits, house is a shitty mess, no motivation to clean.

Mu DS spends all his time at home in bed.
I feel really alone and low.

I am better off than some i this wotld. Maybe i'm judt a fat, slob.

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Mon 06-May-13 18:40:13

Hey Sole, if I were closer I'd be round with cake and wine/coffee/tea/gin/drink of choice. Respite care for kids with autism is hard to come by and that is wrong. Do you use the National Autistic Society at all?

magimedi Mon 06-May-13 19:55:03

Wish I was closer to you, Sole. I'd come round & give you a hand.

You sound like a great person. It takes great courage to post about your problems on an open forum, and I really admire you for that.

Sadly, I'm a long way away from you, but if there is anything I can do to help in any way, just post or pm.

I've so enjoyed some of your more lighthearted posts on other threads.

wine - 'cos it's time for that.

IvanaCake Mon 06-May-13 21:16:29

Sole I am in Birmingham too smile

I just got rid of my youngest to nursery for 2.5 days a week so I have time on my hands. I would gladly come and help you clean or take you out for cake. Genuine offer.

I'm a regular name changer but have been here for years smile

MrsDeVere Mon 06-May-13 21:23:12

CP shouldn't get involved Sole
SS will ask you loads of questions and they will want to know how/if you are coping etc
But thats cos they have to work out if you meet the threshold for help.

It sounds like they have not being keeping up with their statutory responsibilities when it comes to your son. He has significant disabilities yet they have not assessed him or you?

That is pretty bad tbh.

You sound like you could do with some advocacy to help you get the services you need. Local disability/carers orgs?

SoleSource Tue 07-May-13 08:24:14

Hi

I am ok today, DS excited for school and i just had a lovely guy call me about some gym equipment.

I feel good,.back to my old self agzin

Going to tidy up and have czlled SW again.

I just need to be less harsh on mysellf

I'm going to keep a Carers diary in the Carer's section if allowed

magimedi Tue 07-May-13 11:35:28

Very pleased to hear that you are feeling better.

everlong Tue 07-May-13 12:20:35

Sorry to read that you've felt so low.

But glad today is brighter and more positive.

Do call your SW. flowers

JammyDodger1 Tue 07-May-13 12:27:55

Aw Sole I am pleased to hear that this morning let us know how you get on today
thanks

sole im glad you are feeling better.

Keep posting though, it might make you feel better to know that people care and understand.

Hope you hear from SW soon.

SoleSource Tue 07-May-13 13:47:50

I do feel better today, thanl you all for your support xx

I'm cleaning

Don't faint!!

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