Emergency at work

Sorry if I am vague here, I have to be to not give away my job role unfortunately.

I have only recently gone back to work, we are currently on high risk due to the terror threat currently and while working late at night we had an emergency alarm to evacuate immediately due to lets just say an 'incident'. My role in this situation is to evacuate everyone then go to where the threat is and do what needs to be done.

While evacuating I began to feel sick, I have never had this before.. it sounds weird but this usually excites me (you have to be a bit messed up to do this role lol) and to be fair it did still excite me but my stomach went mental.

To cut a long story short it was a false alarm triggered by a member of public doing something stupid but yeah, thought i'd give you guys a short story about whats happened to me and how my anxiety still tries to mess me up!

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  • Hi InjuredBiker,

    It's crazy how our systems react to stress in different ways and often without us having any control over what happens. Its definitely a fight or flight thing.

    The best thing is that you have been able to work through it and process the whole thing afterwards.

    You are on the way to better health and wellbeing :)

  • Hi "TheInjuredBiker", it is something how our wiring is always ready to short circuit and bring those feelings back. No matter how well trained we are and enjoy what we do, the anxiety makes it a little more trying for us. I'm glad you are back at work in doing something that is important to you as well as being necessary. Take care of yourself. Stay safe.

  • Try not to look back and say " I used too " you are here now and the way you are now too, the only way is forward. Things have changed, but it isn't the end of the world so don't get hung up on it. You're getting better because you've returned to work.

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