Tracey's lockdown story

I'm loving the fact I don't have to go out.  I haven't had any anxiety attacks or panic attacks since the lockdown.

People don't realise how stressful it is for me going here, there and everywhere.  I do it because it's good to push to myself, but it makes me ill too.

I've been poorly with a chest infection and had asthma problems for a few weeks so I haven't felt like doing anything.

But now I'm gardening, sewing, doing some crafts.  I've made a couple of sock animals, a snail and a whale.  Anything that keeps my brain active.  I play word games and do crosswords.  I read too.

I miss seeing my friends and family more.  We are all so close usually.  A phone call isn't enough.  I miss getting hugs from loved ones. Being touched.  But I have my cats thank goodness. 

I hope everyone keeps safe and well.

- Tracey is a retired nurse and lives in Folkestone, Kent.  She is a dementia activist and writes a regular blog on Facebook which you can read here.  She is 50 years old and is living with Posterior Cortical Atrophy.

April 2020

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