Category Archives: NHS

Against All Odds

World Mental Health Day, Saturday, October 10th, 2020.  Time to celebrate my life.  Time to tell the world what I have completely been through.  Time to finally shout out loud, “I AM HAPPY TO BE ALIVE!” “I WISH I WAS … Continue reading

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FIGHTING BACK FROM MY CHRONIC PELVIC PAIN NIGHTMARE!

This is a blog that I feared I would never be able to write one day.  It is about celebrating the miraculous improvements I have made regarding my chronic pelvic pain.  I had tears in my eyes the other day … Continue reading

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STEPH & DOM: CAN CANNABIS SAVE OUR SON? A review.

Now and again a programme comes on the telly that you feel glad to have watched.  This certainly was the case with the recent Channel 4 documentary, Steph & Dom: Can Cannabis Save Our Son? Gogglebox stars Steph and Dom … Continue reading

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MENTAL HEALTH MEDS HAVE BEEN MY SAVIOUR! Me and my mental health.

This is a blog that a few years ago I thought I would never ever be writing.  This is a blog where I am going to say how much going on mental health meds has saved my life! The first … Continue reading

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I CAN’T BELIEVE I DID IT, I SAT DOWN ON A BUS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN EIGHT YEARS!

Not going to lie, today has been a bloody good day. Around about two hours ago, I was sat here reading my Twitter and Facebook pages with happy tears in my eyes.  You see, today I had a triumph with … Continue reading

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I DID IT AGAIN! Me and my mental health.

I am going to be unashamedly very boastful here and SHOUT OUT LOUD, TODAY HAS BEEN A BLOODY GOOD DAY PEOPLE!!!   Today, I have had another great exposure day, similar to the one I had a few weeks ago. … Continue reading

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I’M BACK IN THE ‘FIGHTING IT’ GAME! Me and my mental health.

As I write this blog I do it in a very positive frame of mind.  I’ve had a good week with my mental health and so I just wanted to socially document this.  I wanted to sort of shout it … Continue reading

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THERAPY IS GOING WELL BUT THE HARD WORK…….IS JUST ABOUT TO START!

I just wanted to give you an update about how my mental health is right now. I started having my CBT assessment three weeks ago and I am really pleased to say how well it is going so far.  I … Continue reading

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EXCITED YET SCARED, THIS IS HOW I FEEL ABOUT STARTING CBT AGAIN!

This week is a really big week for me.  In two days time I have my first CBT appointment in over five years.  For the uninitiated, CBT stands for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and this involves a gradual exposure to whatever … Continue reading

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THE DIABETIC CLINIC DIDN’T GO WELL : The trails and tribulations of being a type one diabetic!

About six months ago I wrote a jubilant blog about how well managed my diabetes was.  I can distinctly remember that trip to my local diabetic clinic because they also told me I had lost almost three stones in weight. … Continue reading

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