I've never written in a forum before and I feel a bit anxious doing it but here goes.
I've become very isolated over the past 2.5 years after getting an injury that required surgery (major on my neck) which then developed into chronic pain, taking lots of medications, then eventually, depression and anxiety from the constant on going pain.
I have become quite dependant on my parents over this time as I have gone through a lot of stress with the insurer (was a work injury) and even though I know moving out is desperately what I need to start regaining my independence (I just turned 40)! I've been having panic attacks about it!
I just wondered if anyone else has been in a similar situation where they had to move back home with their parents after living and working independently for many years and bc of their physical or emotional injuries (or both) became dependant on their parents and then found it really difficult to leave?
I've just bit the bullet and paid a bond for a lovely flat which is close by to my parents which should be affordable when centrelink finally comes through. I have a little bit of savings to help me before that kicks in. It's a financial risk, but the risk of staying home seems worse as I can't move on with my life and get better. Would love any support or shared experiences. E xx