Posted on 24th February 2020

We’re having a new kitchen at long last. Today the old kitchen is being taken out. It’s dusty, noisy and disruptive but we’re coping. It’s going to take awhile before the new kitchen is installed so we have to put up with the mess and work around it. Eventually the walls will need replastering and painting and shiny, granite worktops installed. Quite a process.

Why am I telling you this? Benzo withdrawal and recovery are also a renovation process. The old has to be removed, sometimes ripped out in a painful process to allow space for the new to take over and become our normality. It may happen slowly, one part of the body and brain at a time, or it may overwhelm us all at once with a multitude of symptoms. Whatever happens space is being created for a fresh, new start. 

It is important to remember while this takes place not to slow the workmen down, let them do their job, don’t add to their confusion as they need to be able to get on as quickly as possible. Once completed my kitchen will be a much better and workable area just as the body and brain will be cleared of the debris left by perhaps years of benzos and become a wonderful, calm, clear, and beautiful space which allows us to experience life to the full again.

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