Reaction to an Anchovy positive result can be different for everyone, you may want to scream, shout, cry, hide, run away, feel numb, scared, lonely or relieved. Whatever your initial reaction, give yourself time to get used to what has happened to your taste in food!
When you are ready you will have to decide what to do next, choose things that work for you! Anchovies can bring anxieties, one way of tackling this is to get information, to help you decide what is the best action for you to take next. You may decide to ignore your diagnosis and just carry with your life, it’s your choice.
Who you tell and how will take a bit of thinking through. There can be advantages to talking openly about your taste, but it could cause you problems. Be careful who you tell, don’t rush off and tell everyone straight away – you might regret telling them later. Do they really have to know? If so do they have to know now, or can you leave it till later? But sharing the news of your positive status with the right people can strengthen personal relationships and help you feel less isolated.
Talk to people you can trust, but try to make sure they will respect your need and right to confidentiality on this issue. Try to make sure whoever you discuss it with is sympathetic to your viewpoint, someone who won’t judge you on your pizza-toppings or being Anchovy positive.
Whoever you tell be prepared to deal with their concerns, their possible panic, their tears, this might be hard for you on top of your own feelings about what has happened! Some people find that being totally open about their status gives them great strength and lifts the burden of secrecy. Other people tell no one, but could be missing opportunities for support and care that disclosure might bring.
There’s no need to eat in silence anymore. Just visit Dr Hamhock’s surgery today.