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when will the fog lift? DS deserves more than this.....

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Alambil Thu 01-Oct-09 01:47:04

I've just filled 3 bin bags - and I mean filled - with rubbish from my living room

The room is only 11ft square - tiny, really.... and I'm only half way through (although most of the rubbish is done now - the rest is stuff needing moved)

I've literally had the carpet entirely covered with stuff (rubbish, school stuff, lego, toys, camping gear - all sorts) and can now safely walk from the kitchen to the front door (we were scrambling over stuff before)

I will get better at keeping tidy, won't I? when the tablets settle I mean?

I've been on them 13 days now... how much longer til they actually lift the fog?

OmicronPersei8 Thu 01-Oct-09 02:07:11

Lewis, well done for filling the bags. I don't know your story, but it sounds like you're doing something positive. I'm a very messy person, and when I get stressed or down I make mess in a self-destructive way, even though it makes things worse - a bit like comfort-eating when you feel fat. I see the carpet in my bedroom every 6 months or so, but I am slowly learning to keep tidy. It is taking a long time to change.

You can do it. You will. The fog will lift. If I can help at all in the coming weeks, just by being here for a bit of support, I'd love to - I think I've been close to where you are in the past.

OmicronPersei8 Thu 01-Oct-09 14:27:30

How are you today LewisFan?

Alambil Thu 01-Oct-09 23:03:42

hi omicron

I am feeling a bit better today ... I have been out with my mum (daily exercise with the dogs) and round town with her, my nan and my sister

I have also rang the CAB to get the next steps for fighting my eviction so I know where I stand with that now

OmicronPersei8 Thu 01-Oct-09 23:34:35

Glad to hear that today's been a bit better. It's strange how a bit of control with something that's stressing you can impact on the rest of your life. Were the CAB helpfulthen?

Alambil Fri 02-Oct-09 00:17:10

I think they will be - it's all such a mess, none of it my fault (benefits fuckup) and they're helping me see the wood for the trees and fight the council

OmicronPersei8 Fri 02-Oct-09 00:21:21

Have you tried Shelter? Although if the CAB are giving you all the advice you need, no need to look any further.

I've had a busy and tiring day: I've got 40% carpet visibility as a result!

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