Alone at weekends

I’m trying to be positive, but being alone for an entire weekend is challenging.
Does anyone else with PD live alone, and how do you cope with solitary weekends?

Hi @cmw95, :wave:

Welcome to the forum.

I definitely empathise with you, I can’t be easy living with Parkinson’s alone; however, you’ve definitely come to the right place as there many people who know exactly what you’re going through here on the forum.
We also have over 365 local groups across the UK where you can meet people face to face, meetings can be informal - a chance to talk and discuss worries and experiences - or may include a presentation by an invited speaker, such as a healthcare professional or complementary therapist. I think this will be a great option for you and you can find your nearest local group here - https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/information-and-support/local-groups.

I hope you find this information helpful and I look forward to seeing you more often on the forum. :slightly_smiling_face:

Best wishes,
Reah
Forum Community Manager

His, I can emphasise with. You, I too live alone and it gets very lonely. I have recently aquire a beautiful husky and that helps enormously.

I do not live alone, but I feel alone if that makes sense.

Yes, I can understand that too.
What do you do, to feel less lonely?

How do you manage with vet appointments / getting hold of flea preparation / kennels if you’re going away? Do you still drive?
I don’t drive any more, so the above would be challenging for me if I had a pet.
In an ideal world, I’d have a cat.
Anyway I’m glad your husky has boosted your spirits.

Thanks.
I’m involved with my local group, but they don’t have anything arranged for weekends.
Have noticed there is Zumba class on Sunday mornings not far from me. A pwP I know swears by Zumba. So I’ve enquired about it (had to leave voicemail).

Hi @cmw95,

It’s a shame that your local group doesn’t have anything arranged on the weekend - can you send me the name and location of your local group via private message so I can look into this? The Zumba class sounds like a lot of fun, i’m glad you’re at least looking into it. :slightly_smiling_face:

Best wishes,
Reah

Hi CMW95

I suppose I am fortunate in that I still drive so can manage the vets/flea spray thing. Personally I find going out very difficult, although I am lucky to have daughters and good friends but the dog helps - she needs walking and once im out my mood lifts. What has helped me recently has been working age groups - such positive people. although I do feel there is a myth of positivity here- personally I have days when I hope I wish I didnt wake up but these are getting less. If theres a private way of doing it youre welcome to my number - i cant promise itll help but id be honoured to try.

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I know exactly how you feel, I live with my husband who does not discuss illness unless it is to do with himself. Over the last few years my five sisters have died plus a few friends so seem to spend too much time reading, trying to knit and housework when I feel well enough but no company.

In the last 8 years, I have lost my only sibling, my Dad and recently my Mum, my job, my ability to drive, my mojo, and feel
I ike loosing mind now.

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Very new to this. Not sure how to private message on here.

Bless you. I don’t know how to private message on here. Have just asked administrator. It would be nice to be able to phone you.

I’m so sorry. That’s really hard.
How do you cope? What things help or make you feel better?

Bless you! Don’t worry, good days and bad x

Hi, I’ve just spent another weekend alone, though I went out both days. It would be really nice to have your number, as you kindly suggested, and in order to private message me, you’d need to click on my picture, then the option comes up to private message.
Hope you and dog are well.

is there no parkinsons clubs nearby

Not at weekends! They are not clubs… they are either branches or support groups.