-You survived your illness-
The initial period of being showered with loving well wishes of support and care has passed, however your illness continues to have a constant presence in your life.
You have become withdrawn over time as your personality and energy levels have changed.
The heartache of what happened is still so raw and you feel unsupported while suffering this pain.
The period of recovery has been your safe place where the is no pressure, no expectation, just rest and recuperation where you felt intense well-being and peace, enjoying the basic things of life like a sunny day and cooling breeze.
The worst is supposedly over but you feel like you have a mountain to climb before you can happily re-engage with the outside world.
You fondly remember your energetic and confident personality, the life you had that has slipped into the past. Life seems so different these days because the pleasure and happiness you once felt has moved aside, and you now feel bewildered that your health is so different to what it was before.
Now you’re feeling stressed and exhausted as you feel you must please others to fit in and be accepted at work and at home.
You feel like you want to start rebuilding your life and you know you need support, but you aren’t sure who you can trust and where to turn.
This is where I come in.
Why hide away when you deserve to live your life now, to shine and enjoy yourself?
Stop letting your illness define you.
Choose to make a difference with your life and be the master of your destiny.
I totally identify with you, in fact I was just like you.
I’ve sobbed uncontrollably for no reason, tried to explain how I feel and why I feel it, when I have no idea myself. Every part of my life had significant implications with such an impact on my emotions that I simply couldn’t think straight. I didn’t have any more space in my head to process the jumbled mess.
My life changed when routine surgery developed into a heart attack and subsequent heart failure with life supporting medication. I was in my 30’s and getting married in eight months’ time when I was told the stress of a pregnancy was too much for my heart to cope with. In the same year my husband and I were both made redundant.