Well christmas is coming and it is a time of year I both look forward to and dread in equal measures. The run up is exhausting with preparations and shopping and also quite lonely as I feel unable to attend the usual social gatherings I did in the past.
I thought it would be a good idea to gather together peoples tips on how to survive this time of year, what do we do to make it easier? How do we cope with the isolation? how do we cope with being sociable and in pain?
My first tip is ....get your medication organised early so you know the med cupboard is stocked and there will be no emergency runs to the chemist.
My second ....is learn to say what you can cope with....'I would love to come join you for an xmas drink but could we make it earlier and somewhere with easy access'
My third is do not get stressed there is an xmas every year so if you can't do it this time no worries.
What tips do others have?