Shattered. Anxiety. Bees.

Hi all,

Well the title says it all. I’m knackered. So much has gone on with the COVID-19 virus, and with all of the stress, worry and general anxiety it’s taking its toll. The problems aren’t too bad, they are just as I mentioned in my last post: tender stomach and tiredness. I can cope with it. On a cheerier note: saw this bee the other day. Tom likes bees.

There are two main sources of the apprehension; immediate threat of getting infected, and the longer term effects, mainly revolving around money. The concept of catching the virus is a worry to anyone. However I am on azathioprine to control my Crohns. For anyone not familiar with the stuff: it works by suppressing my immune system. I am very fortunate that I don’t tend to get that many colds; I personally put this down to my profession as a gardener and the stacks of fresh air I get on a daily basis. However: let’s not get cocky here. I know that my condition and the medication I am on puts me at an increased risk of catching it and probably means I will have a rougher time of it if I am unfortunate enough to catch it.

I’m not sure if I have mentioned on here but my wife Sarah is 26 weeks pregnant with a little girl. Sarah’s doing well and our little one is wiggling and thudding away quite contently so we know she is quite happy and healthy. However we are still taking precautions to make sure that Sarah doesn’t catch anything and that she stays as calm as possible at the moment.

Being at home hangs a question mark over money. There are of course various government help schemes that are being scrambled to help people affected in some way or another by the virus. If we are able to get hold of one of these valuble lifelines then we will certainly have far less cause for concern. As they aren’t active yet, it’s a waiting game until they are online and we can see what the score is. The thing that I keep telling myself, telling Sarah, and telling those around me is to stay positive. We will get through this one way or another.

Stay safe people


About tomcoppin

Hello! I'm Tom, and I write on two pages here on wordpress. My first is TomsCrohnsDiary where I share my experience of living life with a condition called Crohn's Disease. I started this page to raise awareness of Crohn's, as well as helping out people who have been diagnosed. My more recent page is all about self sufficiency, sharing ideas that I pick up with my fiancee Sarah. If you have any questions then feel free to message or comment and I will answer! Have a great day people. KBO
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