Carolyn250 Posted August 12, 2020 Share Posted August 12, 2020 Hi it’s me again - sorry to bombard you all with questions! I’m now 6.5 weeks (not that I’m counting lol) post a NASAH. I have no side effects physically so feeling very lucky. I am finding the speed of recovery a bit challenging as I’m a get up and do person and sitting around isn’t really me. I have however become best friends with daytime TV (arghhhh!) as I simply can’t sit and do nothing. My question today is how you managed with this whole thing mentally. I don’t mean the anxiety attacks that wash over me unexpectedly but the whole thing about what just happened to me, what the future holds ie will I get back to normal? And how I regard the future. A friend asked me if I had had an epiphany moment....a phew that was close I’d better get on and live fully going forward and make most of my time. I said I was as deep as a puddle and no I hadn’t really. Thing is the fatigue means I’ve lost my mojo a bit. Although if I’m truly honest I think I lost it before the ‘event’. But the event should really be a wake up call!! I need to lose weight (about 2 stone would be good) but have battled with that all my life so why should this make any difference? I need to change my thought processes whilst recognising that this recovery could take longer than I ever imagined.... I imagined about 3-4 weeks tops cos no one told me any different lol - ever the optimist me!! I’m sure the answer is pace yourself, be kind to yourself and just focus on recovery but for me part of recovery is this whole mental thing too. What did you do? Did it work? Any ideas or tips or thoughts much appreciated. Onward and upward Cx 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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