“I came into this thinking I wanted a cure and I wanted to be fixed, but I know now that it’s not a cure I’m looking for,” she says. “It’s not a cure, because it’s not that kind of illness. I have to find a way of managing it and I have to find a way of living like this.”
If you watched Nadiya Hussain, like millions of us did back in May 2019, you’ll have heard her tell her doctor she wanted a ‘cure’; she was told it wasn’t that kind of illness. So exactly what kind of ‘illness’ is it then?
Nadiya approached medical science with an open mind and a very clear agenda about what she wanted. Like millions of others, she was fed opinions delivered as facts and had hope of ‘recovery’ taken away. In the last year it’s no surprise to learn she’s gotten worse…
This week, Nadiya told BBC radio presenter Nihal Arthanyake that since lockdown it has been “really tough” and that her anxiety was the worst it had been for a long time.
She said she’d had “good and bad days.”
“It’s something that I’m really honest about,” the mum-of-three said.
“I’ve struggled to get out of bed. There are days, when I don’t even want to get dressed.
“I know there are loads of people out there who are going to feel exactly the same way, whether they have mental health issues or not.
“It’s really hard to find a balance and I’ve really struggled with that at the moment.”
Meanwhile, in the coastal town of Llantwit Major, South Wales, I’ve been helping clients achieve the kind of ‘cure’ Nadiya went looking for and was told was impossible. For them, Covid-19 has been a breeze; life will continue to get better.
To enquire about 121 Courses and Retreats by the Sea, please get in touch with me, Helen Wingstedt
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