People getting a regular payment from Centrelink might be
able to get a loan, which I think, is interest free, & is paid back over
time, through the regular payment being reduced. I've not done this, but I think it might be worth your while
asking Centrelink about it. I gather you need the rocker boot for mobility,
which is a legitimate reason for asking about a loan.
It seems a time to be focusing on those tools you've been
These physical difficulties can be a source of stress, so
what do you do to relieve the tension in your body, the thoughts in your mind,
& care for yourself?
Sounds like your hubby can do with some of this, too. If
he doesn't already have some tools, you could show him what you've learned.
What can you do to lift your mood? I'm sorry, I'm
forgetting what things you like to do. I think you said you enjoyed doing the
drawing, which I thought was a great idea for expressing feelings.
Are there places you can go, outdoors,
somewhere quiet & peaceful? I think that would be something you could
enjoy. Maybe it’s not the camping, but a natural setting, no walls, not a
crowded noisy place.
I can’t explain NDIS’s process. I don’t think being
intelligent has a lot to do with any physical disability or even with mental
health conditions - what seemed to matter is if what you want to claim NDIS
support for must be diagnosed & verified by a relevantly qualified medical
practitioner. & then, they have their own ideas about how much you are
effected by your disability. That’s how it seemed to me.
Is it in your best interest to not eat? How does losing
so much weight so quickly effect your health? From what I’ve ever heard, there
is very little to recommend it.
Our bodies need a certain amount of food to give us the energy we need to function
in our daily lives. Bodies need the proteins, vitamins & minerals, good nutrients like that.
If it seems too much effort, like it did while I was fluey, have soups - they
go down real easy. I use frozen mixed veg, with water & some stock powder, &
I boil it up until vegies are mushy, & sometimes I add a little ham or
chicken, cook that through, add milk, because I like creaminess. &
You like pre-packaged soups, just heat & eat. There’s
lots to choose from.
Cereal, oats, with fruit, fruit on its own, yoghurt,
(with or without fruit).
You might prefer to have 4-5 small meals rather than 2-3
large, in a day.