Here we are at Tuesday again and time for my weekly linky post Life After Lockdown, where each week I answer a set of question and share how the past week has been. How has week 76 been for me.
For those wanting to take part the questions are
1) How are you feeling/coping?
It was a very tough week for me last week if I am honest, I did speak about it in my Diary of a Menopausal Mum post on Friday. C had a meeting with her support last week and on the way home we were chatting about it, and she said they had mentioned CAHMS, as you may remember she had a bad experience with them and refused to go back, which we agreed with. I asked how she felt and her answer was priceless – not much point if you are feeling suicidal and they tell you to have a bath and then a cup of tea and biscuit and you will feel better. You really can not say anything to that.
This led me to ask if she has ever felt suicidal, and she said she does think suicidal thoughts and when saw my face said they are only thoughts. Those on my Facebook would have seen me post asking for any counselling contacts, when a friend of mine told me to message her. We have been friends for over 30 years and she is trained. C never wanted to speak to her before as she was worried it would come back to me. We had a phone call with her, where we both told her it would be strictly in confidence. She has agreed which I am so happy about.
I am still in pain and discomfort, the pain is getting worse, the more I do the more pain I am in. I had my hospital referral through for mid January it is a complete joke and glad I did go private.
2) What have you been up to over the past 7 days? Are you living life as normal, being cautious or still being very careful?
Apart from sorting the above out, not a lot really although I am starting getting C’s birthday sorted as she turns 18 in November. I can not believe my baby girl is going to become an adult.
3) What’s a helpful tip you would like the future to know about living in / or after a pandemic?
Be respectful to others, and always carry a mask and hand sanitiser with you
4) What tips do you have for others when out and about?
Be aware of your surroundings and those around you, carry a mask even if you do not wear one all the time, and make hand sanitiser your new best friend.
5) What is your favourite post of the past 7 days (it could be yours or someone else’s)?
I have been trying to keep up with things going on at home, I can not remember I have read some great posts this past week as well.
6) What have you been grateful for over the past 7 days?
Pain medication and a photo of my youngest granddaughter I was sent yesterday that child is so laid back and happy and just goes with the flow of everything.
7) What has made you smile this week?
C through out everything above she can still smile, and her and her Dad when they get together and gang up on me is so funny (although I will not let them know that).
8) Anything else you would like to mention?
Nothing at the moment
Thank you to