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Hello, I am a 66 year old woman and live in Manchester. I live alone and normally work part-time as an Office Administrator.


I am currently off work with anxiety and depression and although I am receiving medical help and try to get out of the house as much as I can, much of the time I am on my own in the house (I don't have a partner or children) and feel very alone at times.


I would welcome contact with other members so I don't feel so alone. I find human contact helps me when I'm stuck in the house. I like reading, music, films, seeing my friends and surfing the Internet. I want to get back to my old self and start enjoying life again. I would be grateful for any contact from other members. Thank you.


Created By on 26/09/2021

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Bucaneer1
28th Sep 2021 22:17:35 (Last activity: 10th Oct 2021 18:44:50)
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Good evening Kasbah. I am new to participating in the Forum, but have been a Member of Silversurfers for some time. I am a 64 shortly to be 65, gentleman and now retired although I would still like to find a postion to use my skills as I have a Professional Legal background. I live in Surrey.

I can well understand your feelings of loneliness particularly as you are suffering from anxiety and depression. I had a younger sister, who sadly has now passed away, who suffered very badly with anxiety and depression for most of her adult life.

Whilst, medical support can help it is not the only form of help available to help you get back to your old self. I think it is very important that you keep seeing your friends and trying to enjoy your other interests.

I would be very happy to chat, if you wish to do so as I feel I can be of some help to you through what is clearly a difficult period.

I will check the posts in a couple of days to see if you have replied.
Response from Kasbah Original Poster made on 10th Oct 2021 18:44:50
Hi Bucaneer1, Thank you for your message and I'm sorry for the delay in replying to you. I appreciate you writing to me and am happy to correspond with you. Thank you for your understanding regarding my anxiety and depression and I am very sorry to hear about your sister, I'm sure you must miss her very much. I have two brothers, one lives in Barrow-in-Furness and the other lives in Denmark. I miss them very much. I don't have a partner or children, so do get lonely. I am receiving medical support and am on medication, but as you say, friends are important too. Which part of Surrey do you live in? I normally like reading, music, films, seeing friends. Unfortunately I crashed my car a few days ago, though wasn't injured, but my car is a write-off. Just what I need on top of everything else, so will have to get another cheap, second-hand car to get me from a to b. What interests do you have? I do normally have a very good sense of humour and like to make people laugh, so I would really like to get back to being that person again. I would be happy to hear from you again and hope you are keeping well. Kind regards. Karen
Dossy
7th Oct 2021 16:17:58
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Sorry to hear you are struggling with your health, and feeling lonely. I lost my husband January , so I can understand how you are feeling. I'm 80 in December, so most of my friends have left me behind. I have a lovely family, but of course they can't be with you all the time , Maybe we will tell each other how we are coping ,from time to time . Dossy
blkstnchry
30th Sep 2021 09:49:16
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Iim new on here not got a clue but if ever you want a chat
Ian
blkstnchry
30th Sep 2021 09:43:45
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Hello I to am new but haven't a clue what to do on here .just put a thumbs down on someone by mistake .help lol
blkstnchry
29th Sep 2021 17:49:46 (Last activity: 29th Sep 2021 17:50:56)
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Hello folks I'm new to all this dont no what I'm doing on here but since having multiple mini strokes, I'm not working as a chef for a while so anyone up for a chat I'm here lol
Response from Sally - Silversurfer's Editor made on 29th Sep 2021 17:50:56
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Bucaneer1
28th Sep 2021 22:42:22 (Last activity: 29th Sep 2021 07:46:41)
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Hello again Kasbah. I have been becoming familiar with the Forum Site. As always with any Internet site you need to know where to navigate. I can see you have already received a number of replies.

Still happy to chat if you would like to do so. Your taste in music is not disimilar to mine.
Response from Sally - Silversurfer's Editor made on 29th Sep 2021 07:46:41
Hi Bucaneer1,

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