Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Holiday? Why not!



Those of you who've been sharing my ramblings for some time now may remember that I wrote about panic attacks some time ago. For many years I've suffered from panic attacks and we haven't been abroad for our holidays since hotels, restaurants, aeroplanes, boats and being away from home often brought on very serious attacks. However, about eighteen months ago I spent a year having CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy) and have improved hugely.

So, when friends told us of some of their wonderful river cruise holidays, I suggested to Christopher that we should try one. He was really surprised and our sons were pretty amazed too, but I persisted. So we booked a trip from Prague to Berlin on the Elbe.

We arrived home yesterday and I have a huge grin on my face, as I was fine, really fine. The CBT must have carried on working in my brain over the last year or so.

Tomorrow, I'll start to tell you a little bit about our cruise - once I've had a bit more time to rest. It wasn't the most relaxing of holidays but it was great fun.



6 comments:

Pia said...

Good for you and I'm so happy you made it in one piece ;-)

Diane-crewe said...

so glad it worked for you... now the possibilities are endless for what you can do nextxx

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

oooo.....I can't wait to hear and see all about it!

Heckety said...

Congratulations to you! For suggesting it, doing it and enjoying it!! I'm so glad for you! And you give me hope too!

Katie said...

Congratulations to you! I'm so glad you had a wonderful trip! :-)

Tanya said...

So glad that you were able to have a relaxing wonderful vacation! It is nice to know that panic attacks are treatable.