For the last few months I have been very sick and spent most of my day lying down.  My house is a mess. I’ve missed appointments.  I’ve not been managing.

So I applied for disability support.  Friends told me about their cleaners and gardeners and personal care workers and I tried to get help like that for myself.  Especially as some of these people have partners at home who could keep their houses clean, and help them with their needs.  I do not.

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