Hi all, well it's that time of yr that always has me reflecting on 2015 yrs events & my life in general. I feel thankful that even though I'm living with 5-7health conditions, this is the 1st NYE in 5yrs that I'm not ill. I'm feeling mentally & physically exhausted as I found out just before Xmas that I have Fibroids & Endometriosis to add to my list so I had a quiet Xmas at home alone cos' I didn't want to travel & had a fear of triggering SLE, etc. It was empowering to put myself 1st but hopefully not every yr. For many yrs, I've dragged myself out to pls others & had to deal with falling ill by myself. No more!
Over the last 5yrs, I've had non-stop illness, diagnosis & testing. I lack confidence as I'm trying to get to know my new self. I suffer from anxiety & fear a lot now. I'm waiting to have NHS Counselling, but what I think I need is Health Trauma Support (if it exists) that specialises rather than general counselling. I'd like to deal with my health issues in a confidential place (maybe with others) . Do any of you know of such services in Ldn or organisations?
I'm a member of a large Lupus Support Group & we chat more about the objectives of the group at the moment rather than our health conditions, fears, sources, etc. Its great to socialise with others similar but each of our cases are very different. My case is quite complicated now.
I've just realised this today & it's given me hope for 2016.
Best wishes & health to you all x