[This cartoon is a repeat]
I have not been feeling very well today. It started last night with a slightly dazed feeling and a headache and then I had a numbness of the side of my face and tingling in my right arm. It was similar to how I was in March, but a bit different. I rang NHS Direct, who decided that I was suffering from anxiety. This was indeed true as I was feeling anxious because I had a slightly dazed feeling and a headache and a numbness of the side of my face and tingling in my right arm.
Today I went to the doctor who said that I did not have problems. This is what they always say when I go to the doctor. I am thankful that I do not have problems of course, but the problem with being told you do not have problems is that not having problems does not make the problems go away.
I think the ‘anxiety’ diagnosis is worth considering though. If anyone has any messages along the lines of ‘the world is lovely and you do not need to worry about anything’ then please do feel free to leave them. I will meditate upon them whilst sitting around tomorrow trying hard to feel better and unanxious.
In the meantime I must remind myself that there are of course many millions of people with greater needs in the world than I. Take the appeal for Darfur and Chad, which was launched today or recently.