I'm fifty-four. I have two sons, aged thirty-six (married, no children) and eighteen. I'm of the, 'Baby Boomer,' generation - but I have no property, no savings - nothing to my name! I'm disabled by a degenerative spinal disorder and live with constant, disabling pain.
I have no educational qualifications, but that doesn't mean that I'm not intelligent.
I'm stifling here, drowning in boredom, born of enforced inactivity.
What are your interests? perhaps start a thread asking for interesting links? (I think one was done by amazingbouncingferret recently after she was bedridden by an op- might be worth a link) There are lots of topics on here- perhaps you could contribute on 'teenagers' as your children are older?
Do you like looking at houses? property/diy always good for mooching at other people's homes...
Politics? Gardening? Philospohy/religion/spirituality? Fiction or non-fiction? Feminism? Music? Movie reviews? Just chat maybe?
Chronic pain is just awful- I hope you can find some distraction.
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Thanks so much for helpful suggestions the responses and links from other posters.