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Life After Lockdown Linky – Week 76

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?
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?
3. What’s a helpful tip you would like the future to know about living in / or after a pandemic?
4. What tips do you have for others when out and about?
5. What is your favourite post of the past 7 days (it could be yours or someone else’s)?
6. What have you been grateful for over the past 7 days?
7. What has made you smile this week?
8. Anything else you would like to mention?

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

Life In A Breakdown

I Always Believed In Futures

Life After Lockdown Linky - Week 76

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I am Sam and owner of StressedMum, I hope you enjoyed reading my latest post, I always love to read comments from my readers

8 Comments

  • MELANIE EDJOURIAN
    14th September 2021 at 6:01 pm

    I try to carry a mask and hand sanitiser with me all the time too. You never know when you might need them.

    Reply
    • admin
      15th September 2021 at 7:52 am

      I think it is something we all just do now automatically

      Reply
  • Rebecca Smith
    15th September 2021 at 12:14 pm

    I am so sorry that the past week has been so tough for you, it must have been difficult to hear what C said and with your pain as well.

    Reply
    • admin
      15th September 2021 at 1:53 pm

      It shocked me, but she told me which was great, she has her first chat with my friend today and hoping that helps, if anyone can get her to open up she can even if it is stories about me

      Reply
  • Jess Howliston
    16th September 2021 at 10:56 am

    I am so sorry that things have been really tough for you and C and the moment, sending you both big hugs. It sounds really positive that C feels she may be able to talk to your friend in confidence and I hope things improve for you both soon! x

    Reply
    • admin
      16th September 2021 at 12:19 pm

      Thank you, she had her first chat with my friend last night, and another on Friday, she said it went well and thinks it will help. The relief is overwhelming as been fighting for this for a long time

      Reply
  • Sarah Bailey
    16th September 2021 at 1:53 pm

    I have to admit I laughed at C’s experience of CAHMS and what she said – it’s so true, I remember them telling my parents, don’t worry that she’s trying to kill herself, if she was REALLY depressed she wouldn’t bother?! I’ve never worked that one out at all.

    Reply
    • admin
      17th September 2021 at 10:07 am

      I honestly think they are on a different planet, one of my oldest friends is now trained, and although she has said no previously to talking to her. I think she realises it can help. I told her it would be totally private and I would not push to find out what was said, she had her first chat on Tuesday and having another one this evening as well.

      Reply

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