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Slight blip

So Christmas has given me a bit of a blip in how I have been feeling. Not so much from a physical point of view, although I did feel tired, more from the emotional side.

Finding myself bursting into tears several times including in a coffee shop (my very good friend was luckily with me) left me really down and confused about where all the negative feelings suddenly came from.

I think I had focused so hard on each stage of getting back on with things and getting to Christmas that I then felt really low when I actually had time to stop and think about everything.

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Hi honey, what you are feeling is completely normal for our situations. The low times are so hard to deal with! but there is hope! lt has taken me 10 months to beat this, with the odd s**t day now and again. Don`t read anything negative, chat to your mates and us, and try and distract yourself by doing something you like, l found that wine, chocolate and buying new shoes really helped. l burst into tears when l couldn`t find a emery board so l completely understand those emotions that come from nowhere. l think we are grieving for the person we were, but you can still have a good long life, just a bit different and that comes with time. Onwards and upwards to a new start in a New year!!! Hope my words help l have been there and got the T shirt. Take care Sue x

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Thank you, yes they do help x

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Hello Shandypants, echoing Sue, its a perfectly normal reaction. You have been through a very stressful situation and are only just coming to terms with whats happened. It gets better, the outpouring of emotions helps and talking it through helps too.

I had to laugh at the wine, chocolate and shoes comment, mine was an addiction to Amazon prime, first name terms with the delivery driver! Now, whilst I have always liked a gin, I am obsessed with new varieties, my word I have bought some terrible ones!

take care

Mark

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Hi Mark, I think I will leave the gin to my son always been more of a rum person. Always had an addiction to handbags so maybe a little retail therapy is need. Tania

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Hello Shandy! bless you and I echo what others have said. Don't beat yourself up about being emotional, good friends and family should understand. I'm considered a tough old bird who never cries or fusses and my husband has been shocked by my emotions and black moods although this is better now mostly. Just take care of yourself and put yourself first for a while.

Claire x

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Thanks Claire, I’ve never been much of a burst into tears person so I think it was just such a weird change in feelings especially as I thought I had been looking forward to Christmas. Well onwards and upwards, take care. Tania x

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I know how you feel. Came to Lanzarote on holiday to try and be normal. I am a regular traveller but completely stressed out by flying for the first time ever. I have been worrying about the flight back and not able to relax and been crying. It takes a lot of getting used the "different" you but I am sure we all get there eventually I hope you feel better soon x

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Thank you, I’m sorry to hear that the holiday hasn’t worked out. I hope you can manage to have some fun, just think of all of us in the cold and rain x

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Thanks it has not been all bad x

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Post Chistmas blues is normal. But see your GP. Neville

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Thanks Neville

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Hi Shandy

I can completely relate to your post. I have been on a mood swing roller coaster. When Xmas arrived my emotions went into over drive.

All my normal remedies meditation & yoga stretches were futile.

Be patient and forgiving you’ll come out the other side. With the trauma your body and mind has been through it will take time to repair.

Take care

Lisa

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Hi Lisa, thank you. As much as i don’t like to think of other people having problems it is reassuring to know that it’s not just me. X

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