This past week or so has been tough.
I woke up with a sore throat. Ross teased me and said it was because I snored all night.
The next day I had to cancel a lunch. I rang my friend and as soon as I spoke she started to laugh.
“Cancelling lunch today Shirl?”
I thought I had what people were calling the “Superflu”, so I went to get a PCR test to confirm.
I was totally shocked when the results came back to say I tested positive for Covid-19.
Oh boy! Seven days in isolation. Now that was going to be tricky.
We don’t have a spare bed and I wasn’t going to sleep on the lounge. I social distanced myself from Ross and wore a mask, even to bed.
The hardest thing for me was not having my daily morning kitchen cuddle. I also missed holding hands whilst watching TV and generally having a touch here and there.
“I just want a cuddle”, I cried.
It was horrible. No touch for 7 days.
Author and family therapist Virginia Satir once said, “We need four hugs a day for survival. We need eight hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth”.
After 7 long days without any touch, not even a handshake from a colleague (obviously in isolation), all I wanted was a cuddle.
How about you? Even if “Touch” isn’t your love language. I’m guessing that you too don’t mind a hug when needed.
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