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cazzajen Fri 02-Sep-16 14:23:31

I have suffered from depression for around 40 years, there it's out there. Why do I feel as if I'm 'coming out' to everyone when I admit that?
I have lost friends and family through my condition. I have attempted suicide and that's hard to take for my husband, children and anyone who's close to me. I generally have a relapse on average every one to two years.
I am, however a really cheerful, positive person, people often appear shocked that I suffer from depression as I am so cheerful and friendly, but you know what? it's an illness like any other which can strike indiscriminately at all of us at anytime.
It's an incredibly lonely illness.
I am 58 now and have been advised by doctors to give up work. I still manage, however to volunteer for a few hours each week with the elderly in a day centre and I love it! I paint their nails and give them relaxing neck and shoulder massages, and listen to all their worries and woes.
I have two sons and three grandchildren but they all live away so I don't see them much. My husband works so I spend a lot of my time alone.
I live in Bagshot and after everything you've read about me would anyone like to meet up for a coffee nearby? I'd love to chat to anyone that would like to get to know me better....

Teetime Fri 02-Sep-16 14:28:24

If I were near you I certainly would but in any case you can chat to us all on here whenever you like and perhaps there will be someone in your area. What is certain is there are other Gransnetters who know what you go through and who will try to support you if they can. My best wishes to you today flowers

cazzajen Fri 02-Sep-16 14:40:40

Thank you Teetime. X

rosesarered Fri 02-Sep-16 14:43:12

Welcome to the forum cazz ๐Ÿ’ I'm sure there will be a meet up around the Bagshot area at some point.

cazzajen Fri 02-Sep-16 15:06:02

thanks.

ninathenana Fri 02-Sep-16 18:27:53

Check out the Surrey/West Sussex meet up thread.
There are people there from your area.
Welcome to GN smile

Greenfinch Fri 02-Sep-16 18:47:19

I live on the Berkshire/ Hampshire/Audrey borders.I would be very happy to meet for coffee in somewhere like Camberley if you would like to.
Stupid tablet! Should read Surrey

Deedaa Fri 02-Sep-16 21:23:20

I don't live far from Greenfinch and could also meet you in Camberley.

Greenfinch Sat 03-Sep-16 08:16:24

There is also to be a meet up in Reading on 19 October at which you would be very welcome. See the Meet up in Reading thread.

cazzajen Sat 03-Sep-16 08:36:17

I must admit I'm a bit nervous about driving in Reading as it's all one way systems but if I'm feeling brave then maybe. I'd love to meet in Camberley though, what days can you do?

Deedaa Sat 03-Sep-16 21:08:58

I can probably do Monday, Wednesday or Friday in Camberley. Just have to leave in time to pick GS1 & 2 up from school. I know what you mean about driving in Reading, I always go by train. Parking is so expensive in Reading that I don't think the train is any more expensive.

Greenfinch Sun 04-Sep-16 09:05:28

In a few weeks time I will be able to manage Mondays and Wednesdays.I agree about Reading.I usually drive part of the way and then catch a bus though that might not be so easy from your area.

cazzajen Sun 04-Sep-16 10:56:23

a Wednesday is great for me too! How about a Wednesday in October?

Greenfinch Sun 04-Sep-16 13:30:04

How about 12th October ? Or I could manage Wednesday 28thSeptember if that suits better. Would M&S cafe at The Meadows be all right for you cazzajan or would you prefer somewhere more central ?

Deedaa Sun 04-Sep-16 21:06:57

So far I'd be OK for either of those.

cazzajen Mon 05-Sep-16 09:43:07

28th September at M&S cafรฉ suits me fine. What time is best for you?

Greenfinch Mon 05-Sep-16 10:23:00

Shall we say round about 10.30 ? I will try to get there a little earlier to grab a table. Looking forward to seeing you both.๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜

cazzajen Mon 05-Sep-16 15:38:29

Wonderful, I'll see you there-I'm the short fat one with grey hair! LOL

Greenfinch Mon 05-Sep-16 16:16:54

And I'm the medium height fat one with white hair ! Ha!ha!

rosesarered Mon 05-Sep-16 16:22:46

I swear you go to these meetings just for the cake Greenfinch ๐Ÿฐ grin I know that I do.

cazzajen Mon 05-Sep-16 16:26:57

LOL, seriously, how will I know you?

Greenfinch Mon 05-Sep-16 16:47:42

I did resist in Dorking roses but only because everyone else did and we had just had lunch ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿ˜ฅ.

Caz

I will take a colourful scarf to my handbag and flash it around !

Greenfinch Mon 05-Sep-16 16:51:03

When shall we have the next. Oxford meet up Roses. They do good cakes there ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚
Excuse errors .Tablet very temperamental

cazzajen Mon 05-Sep-16 18:46:18

I shall wear a long red top

rosesarered Mon 05-Sep-16 19:13:30

In October (November if you can't do Oct?)Mon/Tue/Thu are best for me (Oxford meet ups.) Sorry to hijack your thread cazz