Holly is back!
Hi Everyone, I’m finally back to work and feeling much better! As some of you may know I have been away for the past few months due to illness and I am now recovering and am back managing the salon. Pop in anytime and come say Hi as I have missed you all very much!
Back in August I became very unwell with an undiagnosed issue with my stomach. This went on for 6 weeks where I was back and forth to the hospital to try and find out what was wrong. I was unable to work, drive or even leave my house. This issue finally resolved itself after I stopped eating gluten and found out I now have Celiac Disease! After I stopped the gluten my stomach was much better however, I was not. Due to the prolonged amount of time being unwell. The rapid weight loss and having an undiagnosed illness I unfortunately ended up having a nervous breakdown.
“Nervous breakdown” means so many different things to different people and can be caused by many issues or none at all. For me it has been a very difficult few months of recovery after I was involved with the home care crisis team who looked after me for 3 weeks. Since then I have been to counselling, taking on Cognitive Behavioural Techniques, meditating and getting regular massages to reduce the Anxiety symptoms I was dealing with. Although I still have a long way to go to being fully recovered I am much more myself and am now driving, working, leaving the house and taking control of my life again.
Mental health is something that is very rarely talked about and I want to put my experience out there to let others know that you are not alone and you can get out of the dark place. The biggest lesson I have learnt during this process is that we really must look after ourselves. Not just our bodies but also our minds. Without our minds functioning correctly then our bodies can’t either. This is why I have taken the past few months (along with a lot of support) to get myself back to the old me and moving forward!
I can’t stress enough how important it is to get help when you’re going through a hard time. Reach out and let people know. All of us at Alchemy are here to listen and help if there’s anything you ever need you know where we are.
Thank you to all my clients for supporting my business whilst I have been away and I’m very excited for what the future will bring 😊
Lots of love