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What is #Isolation

Being unable to do things and unable to go places with the “friends” you once had makes it very difficult to be social, hence comes social #isolation. Sadly after a life altering situation many, perhaps even most, people will eventually end up isolated and alone due to no fault of their own.

Initially, “friends” call, they visit, they send cards, etc. all expressing concern and offering help. Once those “friends” realize that you are no longer able to be an active participant in life that you shared, that you can no longer go places or participate in get together s, those “friends” slowly disappear until all that is left is isolation.

Now I know when people I know read this they will think I’m being dark or I must be depressed but I’m only being honest. For me, a #person_of_short_stature, life in a #wheelchair is no life. Unable to go places and do things as I did for 55 years is killing me.

My heart breaks that I’m not able to help my parents like I once was, and now, as they age, need even more. I can only visit them for 4 or 5 hours on the weekend when my honey can take me there.

I wish I could find the good, find the purpose, but honestly, I just can’t.

As always, I wish you days filled with wonder – take a minute to wonder what it is that made you smile today!

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2 Responses to “What is #Isolation”

  • Mgrassie says:

    People who do not experience these feelings do not understand those that do.they may try but they can’t.lsolation is the hardest form of punishment in prison, yet in a way this is a prison. Truth is sad, and sometimes expressing feelings comes across as self pity. But who can you express these feelings to. Your friends, well they are no longer around. They are living their life. Yes we understand, but where does that leave those like us. Our family, no they are to upset about our situation already.So all we can do is cry alone, tex those on line, and put on a mask. A mask of shallo smiles,

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