Day 5 of isolation.

Still haven’t done much 😦

Me and pooch ran about the house been silly which was good excerise for us both he was knackered out and slept most of the day and just as I was winding down he wanted to play again.

Got on top with my finances thought it was about time I paid them some attention, which was a weight lifted, I have now got a savings pot for a rainy day, I also did some telephone calls that I could not put off any longer.

Once I had done all this I felt I was getting some of my life control back, and it felt good.

I then decide to tidy up as the house was looking a bit neglected, which again made me feel a bit better, but I still have this nagging sensation in my mind that something needed to be addressed but I could not quite put my finger on it.

So i got my note pad and pens and started writing down what was on my mind and did a mind map of my feelings and what could be possibly be the cause of these, and thought I would explore these with my counsellor when I next saw her.

January (Part Two)

I can not believe that January is over and we are into a new month.

Well for me the month started off to a great start, I am having counselling and feeling more positive about things was looking forward to returning to work and other things that I have signed up to do but my health situation has got it’s own agenda.

I was starting to get into a good place with myself mentally, which was having some positive affects with my lifestyle, I was finding myself getting up at good times and actually started doing things round the house more like cleaning and washing clothes that had been piling up.

I went to go do my weekly shop at my local supermarket, and everything was going great, until half way round I felt like I had hit a wall and some was stabbing me repeatedly in my chest, everything around me started to blur and I could not move, like I had been grounded.

At first I did not know what was happening to me and I was scared, but that was not the only one I had that week I ended up having 3 more. I rang my doctor to find out what was going on with me and she said that I was having anxeity attacks.

The week after I was still getting them but not as aggressive as the week before but I do not know if that was because I know what to expect or something else, but what I do know is that I am not liking having these attacks and at the minute I do not seem to have any control over them.

My doctor has given me a 2 month sick note to help me sort my attacks out and hope that in this time I can understand what is making me have them or whether I am going to have this for a long time.

Day Four of isolation.

Nothing much to report today.

Did my ususal routine this morning, then decided to play hide and seek with the pooch all morning, well that was a good work out I tell you running up and down the stairs and around the house, was a lot of fun.

Even the dog was tired after it as he slept most of the afternoon. which gave me chance to do some breathing excersies and meditate, without him trying to sit on my lap and lick my face for attention.

Did some of my bullet journal, and looked at some emails and then decided to watch whatever was on netflix for the rest of the day.

Day Three of isolation

The last three days have been like hell.

Not been able to go out for excerise or take my dog out is really starting to get me.

I had got this plan in my head that I was going to be a bit more active and take my pooch out every day (doing it myself instead of asking my son to do it for me).

I was going to get up and do some yoga stretches have breakfast, get dressed and then take the pooch out for a good walk, and then come back do some more yoga stretches and then do what is on my list for the day.

Now do not get me wrong I am still doing everything apart from the dog walking, but by not getting out for that hour is really starting to get to me.

The weather is not good it is raining but I love the rain and walking in it I find it calming and relaxing and not been able to get out in it and walk in the woods is a nightmare.

I think the pooch is feeling it too as he is watching people go past out of the window and barking at every car that goes past, and making me jump out of my skin every time he does!!

Day Two of isolation.

Another very boring day to be honest.

I got up earlier then I thought I would, but then again I did have almost 14 hours sleep!!

I made me and the pooch breakfast then decided to clean the house, took curtains down and washed them and then hung them back up.

Decided to catch up on my bullet journal, seen as they really isnt anything else left to do.

Made some dinner and shared that with the pooch as did not fancy it any more.

Cut my sons hair as it was getting to long for him.

Then sat most of the day doing nothing at my desk, checked emails, watched a few videos on facebook, tidied the desk up and then sat twiddling my thumbs for the rest of it.

Day One of isolation.

Did not do much today.

Got up later than I would normally, and feed the dog and he has looked at me with sad eyes because I can not take him out with been on isolation, just as we was starting to get into a rountine too.

I had breakfast, made a coffee, made my pooch his breakfast, and started at the kitchen table and ate. I then filled the dishwasher, and cleaned the sides down and went back up stairs.

I went to go brush my teeth but my tooth brush died so had to put that on charge. I then started sorting my clothes and shoes out and get rid of everything I no longer wear or need.

I then made myself some dinner and then decided that I was not going to do anyhting else for the rest of the day, apart from watch netflix and get back into bed.

I most of fell asleep as I woke up feeling hungry and got up and made something to eat, and feed the pooch his tea, and then decided to go back to bed and go to sleep, I turned the TV off and went to the toilet let the pooch out and then climbed back into bed and went to sleep.

Hospital trip.

Well I had the biggest scare of my life the other day.

I woke up on Tuesday morning as any other day but with a slight pain in my chest and thought nothing of it as I thought it will pass soon, and carried on with my daily household chores.

As the day went on the pain in my chest got worse and was finding it hard to breathe and concentrate on what I was doing. I rang my doctor who told me to ring the NHS line for advice as they could not do anything at this time for me.

So I rang the NHS and they asked me aload of questions and then said that they are sending an ambulance out for me as they think I could be having a heart attack!!

The ambulance turned up about an hour later and was asking me questions and then hooked me up to ECG machine and when they looked at the print out they said it is nothing to worry about but there is something off with the reading and we are going to have to take you in.

At that point I froze and did not know what to think or say and in the ambulance I went to the hospital. When we got there they booked me and put me in a room and they hooked me up to there machines and took bloods.

As I layed on the bed waiting for someone to come and see me they was talking outside about the woment in the other room having Covid but not having any syptoms and what should they do??

The nurse then came into me and and checked my blood pressure and what not and they left again, about 40 minutes later the doctor came in and was asking if there was any heart problems in the family? To which I said I think so.

He then checked my blood pressure again and said that it would be wise to isolate for the next 14 days with them having someone in with Covid and them not showing signs of having it and that I will get an appointment through the post to have a heart scan.

Never in my life have I been so scared, or alone, and no one to comfort me and tell me everything was going to be ok, and that I will get through it.

Anxiety Attacks

Never in my life have I had to deal with my anxiety been this bad.

I have always suffered with anxiety but never to the point were I thought I was having a heart attack, as the pain in my chest was so bad I thought I was going to die, my breathing was rapid and hard to find my breathe, and I had this tingying feeling all over my body which almost made feel very numb.

This happened a few weeks ago and I have had another 3 major ones since then and then I have been getting milder forms of that first episode, and then I ended up having a bad one again the other day.

The worse thing about this for me at the minute is I have been seeing a counsellor for my depression and I seem to be getting on a good level with myself and feeling more positive about life and getting back on track with everything.

Then I have this that seems to of come out of nowhere, my first one was when I was in the supermarket getting some shopping, like I do once a week, and in the middle of the supermarket I just rooted to the spot and at first it felt like someone had stabbed me in the chest repeatedly.

My arms automatically went to my chest and everything faded out a little, like I was going to pass out, everyoone around me stopped what they was doing and looked at me. My son was with me and a look of worry washed over his face.

When I satrted to come round from it (it went as quick as it came), some 10/15 minutes later I felt so drained and exhausted from it that when I got back home I went to bed.

Now everytime I leave the house or the thought of leaving the house I can feel the build up of it in my chest and I feel hopeless and I have to wait for it to pass before I can do anything else. Everytime I get this feeling I am tired and drained afterwards and need to sleep.

Does anyone else feel like this with their anxiety?

January (Part One)

As we are into the second week of January it will soon be over.

I can not believe how quick this month has already flew past, I have done so much in this month already, I have completed my Leve 2 Counselling course, as well as seeking help for myself too, I will also be returning to work soon but not sure for how long with the career path I have now decide to walk on.

I have also done small steps into helping myself as I have now been able to speak to someone professional about what has been haunting my mind and what I have to deal with and have been given way to deal with them in small steps instead of trying to deal with them all at once.

I think what brought everything back was me doing my counselling course because in it I had to write about experiences I have been through and could not deal with all the turmoil that was coming with them, and by doing these small steps that I have been given means I have been able to complete my course.

Been expected in to college to contiune on my journey for becoming a counsellor, filled all the necessary forms and what not now just to wait for Febuary to arrive and then I can start.

I am looking forward to taking the next step in counselling and hoping to be able to go down this road as a job in the future, I have already been looking at jobs to see what they entail and what level they are looking for, I know I can not do anything at the minute with having to deal with what I am dealing with but I know I am going to come out of this stronger than ever.

When I do take that step I would like to be ready for the road ahead I because I have gone private with my counselling I can stay with the same person to do my supervisory part, so that is a bonus for me. The other plus side to all this that I have finally found what I want to be and how I want to be, This is a long process I know but when I get there I know it is going to be the best decision I have ever made, I know this because I can feel it in my bones.

I would like to thank everyone who has helped me and be there for me over the last few months that I have been blogging and I throughly enjoyed every part of this and I am going to continue to do so, I find this whole process theraputic, almost calming.

Counselling Session Two.

My sencond counselling session went really well.

Was able to voice a few things on my mind and get a few thoughts that I had out that I had been thinking lately, with my son and how he is getting to me with all his attitude and always having an answer for everything and the incident I had with him back in May lasy year and how it has made me feel, and how I feel it has drove a wedge into my family.

Was also talking about my past relationships and how everything I have been feeling about them lately has been getting on top of me, because of one thing that has happened has triggered everything else off at the same time, which is common to go through even if you have dealt with it in the past.

I also spoke about the loss of my baby and how that is effecting me but not the fact she isn’t here but the fact I have been thinking about alot lately, which is also common because of the triggers tht have happened, it seems like one major thing can trigger a lot of other things that have happened in the past and resurface at the same time.

So I am having a lot to deal with but I have been doing the 5 minute mindfulness every day whether it be doing my teeth or washing my hands or even eating, or cooking I have done it every day, going to try mindful music tonight and see if it will haelp me relx before going to bed tonight.

Starting to feel a little better about myself and I am doing little positive steps everyday, and by doing these little positive steps I am hoping to become a better version of myself.