I'm going to try to play a gig today!

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So in honesty I don't feel any better since my last post, if anything a bit worse. At least in terms of the mono, but my friends all seem to finally get it and have been if anything OVERWHELMINGLY supportive!

So speaking to my band they say why not try to play the gig they have tonight. It would be their first gig since summer, before I was ill. They both said no pressure of course and they can do it without me worse comes to worse, and it only has to be what I can manage even if it's just a song or two. After giving it some thought I think that it's worth trying. Even if it ends up being a disaster and I end up feeling dreadful I think it would be such a positive to just be able to play again. The place we are playing at is unfortunately shutting down in a few months and it is by far my favorite place to play so this would be my last chance to play there also!

I have practice at 3 before going on stage at half 9 tonight, it's all been very short notice but I really do think it's worth a go. Will of course give an update probably tomorrow, just thought i'd post this on here to give people motivation to try push themselves if they feel somewhat upto going out or doing something they love but haven't be able to because of this dreadful virus and are afraid to go out because of feeling dreadful, I think sometimes it's worth the risk!

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    Hey George,

    Just wanted to wish you all the best with the gig you are playing, and to say I think that's a very courageous thing to do as it's not at all easy putting yourself out there when not feeling on top form and when it's been a while since you did it - so it is a real positive that you are giving it a go and even if it doesn't work out as well as you had hoped, don't worry because it's a step towards recovery and very much hoping there will be many times in the future when you can play with the band with your health is a much better place and things not being so tough as they have been lately.

    It's really good to hear that your bandmates are being really supportive now, that is excellent to hear and it's the way friends should be, there for each other through thick and think - as I'm sure you have been / would be there for them too.

    Good luck George and thanks for the encouraging words!! Let us know how everything goes and remember just take it easy afterwards and look after yourself.


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    yes the things we love are taken away from us with this virus . i would say give it a go if you can but just be prepared for the next day .... you may be fine. i had the most horrendous day yesterday and i did nothing apart from my usual walk so ... this virus is so unpredictable we never know from one day to the next how its going to be .

    enjoy your show and let us know how it goes for you

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    Hi George,

    i hope the gig went well and you're not feeling too bad or it hasn't set you back at all. i would say 100% listen to your body and rest when its says no. pushing against it doesn't work, it pushes you back harder. i don't know how long you have been ill for but you will get there eventually. it took me two years to properly feel better again. Craig supported me so much when i was ill, it was great to have that encouragement.


    • Posted

      Caroline , When you say 2 years ! Was the second year better than the first year . I hope you say yes ! Also did it get better and better over the second year or was it like some people say in a quick amount of time it got better ?


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      Hi Dave,

      Yes, most definitely the 2nd year was so so much better, very normal at times, i just couldn't rely on my body to keep going! it just slowly faded really . Everyone is different and so everyone's recovery will be different but just remember it will happen, be kind to yours self and don't push too hard with things xx


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      Thanks so much for your kind words Caroline. Having a bit of a tough day today so that means a lot, and do hope that you are doing well.


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    so glad you made it and it went well ! its a big achievement that should build your confidence up ! i so know that feeling of feeling out of it in social sutuations ... ive been having the same weirdness too.

    i do know when i push myself to go out ( which has only been a few times in months ) i come home early but it takes me hours to wind down and i dont sleep well as just socialising exhausts me and makes me feel wired .

    congrats on making it and hopefully more shows to come !

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