It’s Not Over, So Please Don’t Tell Me To ‘Go Back To Normal’

“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.”


Hey, Lovelies!

I had two disconcerting messages in my overflowing inbox yesterday that said essentially the same thing:

Now that Coronavirus is over, when will you be seeing face-to-face clients again? When are you going back to normal?

Yep. I had to read it through a few times too.

In parts of Australia lockdown restrictions are being eased, and there is the promise of greater personal freedoms and easing of trading restrictions for many businesses.

But, that doesn’t mean that the threat from the virus that causes COVID-19 is over. We still need to practice social distancing and good hygiene. The transmission curve may have flattened, which is great news, but there is still no cure and no vaccine.

For an immuno-compromised person like me, there is no change to my current self-imposed isolation. I can’t afford to catch this virus. I’m not taking any risks.

I am only now recovering from the severe Strep infection I picked up from a client who came to see me while sick earlier this year. I’m still exhausted. I still have a mild cough. I get tired quickly from any form of exertion. The bug that caused a mild earache and sore throat for my client flattened me. Months later I am still not back to where I was before I got sick.

Why did I get sick? An infected person came into my personal space. That’s why I am not seeing clients face-to-face this year. You can be infectious with COVID-19 and not display any symptoms. I just can’t take that risk.

A couple of my clients who have tested positive for COVID-19 have had few symptoms or none. But many more who tested positive have been to hell and back. Many of my clients who survived COVID-19 infections are still not ‘back to normal’ after their illnesses even though they no longer test positive for the virus. They have ongoing issues with breathlessness, loss of cognitive function, loss of lung function, kidney problems, digestive issues, heart problems and some are also recovering from strokes, amputations and other clotting injuries. They are emotionally traumatised and some have now got PTSD and post-viral syndrome. Clients and/or their family members have died from this infection.

The best way to deal with COVID-19 is to not get it in the first place.

If you’re immuno-compromised or in a higher risk group you’ll find this post useful for tips about how to manage your wellbeing as people start to come out of isolation.

Meanwhile, I’m working happily from home. If you’d like to book a session with me you can do that by contacting Simone at – we won’t be meeting face-to-face, I’ll be working with you screen to screen, and I promise, apart from the hug, it will be just as good.

Stay safe, stay cautious, stay alert, and look after yourselves and each other.

All my love, Nicole xx

Hi! I'm Nicole Cody. I am a writer, psychic, metaphysical teacher and organic farmer. I love to read, cook, walk on the beach, dance in the rain and grow things. Sometimes, to entertain my cows, I dance in my gumboots. Gumboot dancing is very under-rated.
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6 thoughts on “It’s Not Over, So Please Don’t Tell Me To ‘Go Back To Normal’

  1. I am very fortunate to be living in Costa Rica, one of the few countries that (so far) has managed to only have 7 deaths. The President and his two advisors started the restrictions early and now we are living the benefits. But it is not over, slowly the restrictions are being lifted, which could result in more cases, but we will see. So far, so good.
    We all have to follow what we are comfortable with, regardless of what governments say or do.

  2. I am in the US and for the past month I have been feeling/seeing people getting antsy and pushing boundaries. More and more people are out, frequently without masks or social distancing. I have noticed in myself a desire to retreat even further as so many people start expanding out again. I see others buckling down further as well, getting ready for the long haul, and however long this takes to resolve. I don’t have a compromised immune system, but I love people and this is what my heart is telling me to do.
    I am glad you are setting clear boundaries and taking care, Nicole. Sending love and hugs.

  3. Being in the US is so frustrating. EVERYWHERE the thinking is, ‘it is over, this is done, let us be finished with the false hype and get things back to the normal living again.’ My eldest said, we might as well. The quarantine was ineffective, our physical distancing is ineffective, the ‘herd’ immunity thing doesn’t work with flu or colds and probably not this, and he’s tired of the idiocy. I can relate. Stay well, Nicole, and know you are thought of with peace and friendship.

    1. Nicole,
      Covid is horrible thing. I was lucky to survived it without needed medical intervention.
      Work remotely by phone or interactive apps from now on.
      I just discovered your blog and loved your article about psychic anxiety.

      Sending lot of love from the UK


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