Wow, last year was a year like no other, no-one could have predicted the chaos that would follow the identification of a new virus titled Covid-19 (otherwise known as the coronavirus).
Corona means crown so it really has been ‘crowned’ the king of viruses, certainly since my life began! I, nor any of my friends or family had ever heard or seen anything like it, but we were soon to experience the chaotic events that living in a global pandemic, was to cast on our otherwise “normal lives”.
My mission in this blog is to focus on the positive aspects of how the coronavirus has changed our world.
Be kind to yourself
We all need to learn to be kind to ourselves (yes finally!) by not giving ourselves a hard time if we haven’t done this or we haven’t achieved that or simply we don’t feel ‘good enough’.
Women tend to be the main carers in their households, bear the burden of looking after the children and tend to put themselves last as Mothers. This has got to stop.
We’ve noticed that women are now putting themselves at the top of their lists during lockdown life and the money that was put aside for holidays or kid’s hobbies is now available for the Mum to choose how to spend it.
If a woman isn’t feeling good about herself, and her confidence has taken a knock during pregnancy, childbearing, breastfeeding and the hard physical labour of managing children during the early years of motherhood, then she finally has time to think about herself and her wants and needs. She has been socialised in our society to be selfless with many many messages and over a long period of time, however, she can finally afford to put herself first! Hurrah to that!
Women have been contacting us about wanting a range of cosmetic surgeries, from improving their body or to simply return their body to it’s former shape before pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding. These cosmetic surgeries include:-
- Breast Uplift
- Breast Reduction
- Breast Enlargement
- Mummy Makeover
- Tummy Tuck
Contact with friends and family
We are living in a “new normal”. We can still contact any number of friends and family via the technology of mobile phones, tablets, laptops and if we have been lucky in keeping our jobs, continue with some forms of sedentary work or working from home.
To be honest, this has been a bonus to a lot of people and the environment. We don’t spend our hard-earned cash on petrol, we don’t sit for what can sometimes feel like hours in traffic jams or in a traffic queue, meaning we can relax a little, spend more time with the kids and have more disposable income. It’s not all bad.
People are spending a lot of time on zoom calls, scrutinizing their faces and bodies and are finally having the time to look and think about themselves like never before. The “zoom boom” has meant that we have seen a lot of enquiries for
- Upper Eyelifts to correct hooded eyes
- Lower Eyelifts to correct “baggy” eyes
- Mid Facelifts
If like me you have been glued to the news over the past months and it seems like the timeline of the coronavirus has unleashed chaos on our lives.
We have had to learn to live each day at a time, in the moment, as we really didn’t know what to expect from one day to the next.
We are learning new skills like yoga and Pilates and exercising with Joe Wicks and my personal favourite, The Fitness Marshall. This is a great time to reconnect with your body and spend time looking after it with regular online classes.
Consultations via Zoom
We continue to offer remote consultations wherever you live in the country, be it Scotland or Devon or even nearby in Manchester, Cheshire or Chester, in the safety and comfort of your own home. Or even abroad.
Safe Virtual Reality Consultations
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- Stay safe
- In the comfort of your own home
- At a time to suit you
With constantly changing deadlines of when the lockdown might be lifted, we are now, 10 months in, becoming fatigued by the idea of staying away from all our friends and family.
However, we all need to stay safe with the following simple measures
- wash our hands
- wear our masks
- stay 2m away
in the hope that we do not overwhelm the NHS with patients so that nurses and doctors are not put in the difficult position or turning patients away from the hospital and ultimately deciding who gets the life-saving apparatus to keep our loved ones alive.
We are now used to getting tested and more testing centres are being opened around the country. If you have any corona symptoms, such as a persistent cough or a high temperature you should get tested.
There is an NHS test site close by at Manchester Airport which provides a fast and efficient service once you book in on-line.
There is also a private testing site at Manchester Airport so that you can prove you are safe to fly with your negative result certificate.
Working from Home
If you are lucky enough to be able to work from home, you will have seen the benefits in terms of less petrol costs, more time with family (and friends virtually!) Covid-19 has really pushed forward the new modern way of working from Home which is less stressful in some ways as it saves people from the daily grind of a commute to work. We don’t waste time and we can focus more on work and stay away from annoying work colleagues (for the most part).
Vaccination Roll Out
Over the past month we have seen a “light at the end of the tunnel” with proven vaccinations to counteract the virus, even combatting the new more virulent strain. Thank goodness for Astra Zeneca, Pfizer and now the Novavax in the news today! We salute your hard work in getting to this point.
It was great to hear that Mr Lambe was vaccinated on Tuesday 5th January 2021. He reports that the injection itself didn’t hurt, but his arm was a little tender, so “don’t touch!” afterwards but he is very glad to have had it as a front line worker. They will let him know when he is to have his booster jab in the next few weeks. He didn’t have any symptoms at all thankfully (he is pretty resilient to germs after 20+ years working in hospitals!) and I am about to have my vaccination this afternoon. Wish me luck!