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Inspire Cheshire West has closed. Thank you to everyone who took part. Your contributions, stories, ideas and experiences about life under lockdown restrictions were a valuable resource to the communities of west Cheshire.

Gus Cairns My Lockdown Story

by Gus Cairns,

Lockdown has been a nightmare for me . I have been almost on my own for 8 weeks . Only doing Courses has kept me sane . The only People I actually see are those bringing my shopping and my prescriptions no one else comes for a distancing chat at my front door . Got a water infection now waiting for a telephone appointment with my GP practice , Just had it sending Prescription to my Chemist for antibiotics now . Drinking plenty of water to flush it out so I will be back to normal . I am also getting bad Hay Fever and my antidepressants ran out Monday so I rang the Chemist this morning and will be delivered today . 2 days without now got headache . They have run out before delivery in the last 2 months now .. My Autism stops me complaining and I worry I wont get anything if I complain about things . I am quite Lonely and isolated . I have just been sent a BMJ Article to review as a Patient Reviewer 31 Pages to look at with all the research in it . Sworn to secrecy about what it’s about but a nice bit of reading to keep me going . Thanks to everyone does things for me Tricia ,Blacon Action Team ,Garretts Pharmacy ,Snow Angles weekly phone call , and all my email colleagues .

Might survive the lockdown with any luck and be quite sane at the end of it not fully sane I never have been and very talkative to make up for hardly any talk in Lockdown

Gus Cairns

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Author Commented Gus Cairns almost 2 years ago
It is Gus Cairns here again . I am feeling quite a lot better now got all my Hay Fever Meds and no Water Infection been doing lots of meetings from my bedroom office in the last few weeks and a lot of free online Courses to keep my brain working . Did a Positive Psychology series of Courses 5 in all on Coursera from Pennsylvania University and feel more chilled out now . Also did some Autism and Mental Health Courses and the Health Education England Course NHS Volunteer Passport all 15 modules Also meetings of Cheshire West Mental Health Partnership Board Wesst Cheshire Mental Health Forum The Autism Hub project Group . Chester Autism Hub Steering Group ,Autistica Insight Group ,Cheshire Chat . CWP Governors Avenue Services Board all from my bedroom office . Also writing a lot of for my own pleasure because i like to
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Author Commented Gus Cairns almost 2 years ago
linked in this story has had 245 views
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Author Commented Gus Cairns almost 2 years ago
I put this on social Media and on Linked in got up to now 194 views 5th June
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Lisa Rossetti almost 2 years ago
There are some amazing and FREE courses on FutureLearn. You might like to check it out: futurelearn.com These courses have also been keeping me sane, Gus!
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Admin Commented Kristina@CW&C almost 2 years ago
Thank you for your story Gus – lockdown can be really tough. There is lots of support available. We’ll get in touch with you directly to see how we can help.
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