Topic of the discussion
Posted on 06/02/2020 14:58
Does anyone know of any groups or schemes that help people with FIbromyalgia or CFS to get help with keeping their garden tidy? I
I recently moved from a flat to a 2 bed house with a small garden that has hedges and a small lawn and I am stuggling to get the energy up to do any weeding and general tidying. I got a hedge trimmer and a lawn mower for free and had the best of intentions to keep on top of the garden but I am struggling after several flares to even get the housework and cooking done (I also have a dog that needs walking too). My wife works full time and we've just found out that we are pregnant after 3 miscarriages so I don't even want to ask for her help and we had to move for her work so don't have available family close. I've thought about asking the local council for help (we live in Rotherham) but am worried they won't think I'm disabled enough (I don't actually feel worthy of asking) and will just brush me off.
That is the main issue with FIbro and CFS that differentiates it from other disabilities as you might well have the ability to do things just not the energy.
Any ideas anyone?
Beginning of the discussion - 14/02/2020Help with gardening https://www.carenity.co.uk/forum/fibromyalgia/living-with-fibromyalgia/help-with-gardening-3033
Posted on 14/02/2020 18:01
@Beyondwords_uk Hello Mark. I would definitely check with the council. It can't hurt and sometimes you'll find someone really kind who will actually try to help. Have you thought of hiring some of the local teenagers to cut the lawn and do the occasional hedge trim? I imagine they're much cheaper than a professional.
Posted on 14/02/2020 18:47
@MissFibro I will contact the council but they're not great at these sort of things where I live and the teenagers here are more likely to take the TV!
I have a cousin locally but I don't like to ask as he works full time and I'm too proud.
Posted on 28/02/2020 12:27
@Beyondwords_uk Hello Beyondwords_uk, thank you for your comment. Let us know if you find any information out from the council.
Posted on 28/02/2020 12:30
WIll do. I'm not holding out any hope though as the local council can't even manage to pick up litter or dog poop!