No don’t worry I don’t have it!!!! But what I do get at this time of year is a little bit of hayfever. I have narrowed it down to a tree which is coming into bud at this time of year, I don’t know which tree it is but it always happens when the garden starts to wake up!!!!
However in the current situation every little sneeze sends you running for the thermometer and I find I am checking the glands in my neck more often!!! In fact you start to become a little bit paranoid!!!
This is not a new phenomenon for me ever since I was diagnosed with breast cancer when our Boys were six and two!!! I was very lucky in that it had not got going as I was being screened at the Hospital ten years prior to my Mother’s first instance of breast cancer having had her first breast removed at 45. Five years after this she had her second breast removed. I was screened for the various genes involved and yes I had a faulty gene so it was, as they say, inevitable. I had to have a mastectomy but again I was very lucky in that I did not have to have any further treatment and went straight into re-construction.
However after that I did find that every time I had something wrong my mind immediately jumped to the worst conclusion.
Of course it was nothing and so in this current climate, when paranoia can take over quite easily, my advice is to:
Firstly: Stop the negative thoughts immediately and go and do something to distract your brain.
Secondly: When you have had time to calm down, write down what is worrying you. Seeing it on paper and actually writing it down helps alot as it gets it out of your thoughts.
Thirdly: Objectively look at what you have written and see if there is anything you can do about it? If you can’t then stop worrying, if you can, do it. At least then you will know what you have resolved the issue as far as you can.
I do this alot with issues I have (anyone who reads my Blog knows I love lists) because I find writing things down really helps me. You have to find what helps you the best and practice it for anything you are worried about, little things and big things and once you get into a habit of doing it then it does make things easier. Our brains like order.
Of course it’s Friday today and we are almost at the end of our second week of Lockdown. The Queen is due to speak to the Nation on Sunday evening which I am sure we will all be watching as we start Week 3 of Lockdown. Sunday day is supposed to be lovely and sunny and very warm so the officials are worried that people will be out and about when they really souldn’t be. We won’t be, in fact it will be a great opportunity to be in the garden again getting jobs done (I am a fair weather gardener after all!!!!).
I hope your week has gone okay and you, your families and friends are coping with this new reality.
Have a good weekend and stay safe.
Hugs & Love Susie xx
Treacle for the Day! Her new favourite place now we have cut down the conifers!!!!