Tag Archives: MALE HEALTH

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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THE TRIUMPH OF A TESTING DAY: 4 TRAMS, 2 TRAINS, AND A LONG WALK WHILST JUMPING OVER DOG POO!

‘I can’t believe I’m doing this.  I can’t believe I agreed to this, what was I thinking?  I’m not sure I can do this mum’? This was me yesterday at approximately 11.30am, as I finished getting ready to go to … 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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YESTERDAY I WALKED THROUGH MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE AND IT FELT SOOOOOOOO GOOD…….EVENTUALLY!

Ever felt truly petrified of walking through a city or town centre? I don’t mean because you’re scared of getting mugged or owt sinister like that, I mean because your whole being is crippled with fear that you might see … Continue reading

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THE JOY OF……..A GOOD LONG WEE, WHEN YOU SUFFER FROM LYMPHOEDEMA LIKE ME!

I’ll let you all into an embarrassing secret of mine for a moment,  the other morning I raced into the bathroom quicker than Linford Christie in tight Lycra and shouted the following OUT LOUD as I weed(in the voice of … Continue reading

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I FEEL LIKE CRYING HAPPY TEARS THAT MY CHRONIC PAIN HAS FINALLY STARTED TO DECREASE….BUT I’M SCARED TOO JUST YET!

“If I can’t get back on the anti-inflammatories then my life is over. I won’t be able to cope with physio on my pelvis, having a girlfriend or going out five days a week for a job”. In the last … Continue reading

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SUFFERING FROM ILL HEALTH CAN BE HEARTBREAKING AND SOUL DESTROYING AT TIMES, ESPECIALLY WHEN NOT EVERYBODY BELIEVES YOU!

“You sure you’re not getting obsessed with your bits”?  A GP said this to me once. “I think we discussed this last time how you’re maybe getting obsessed with your blood sugars”.  A Diabetic Nurse said this to me once. … Continue reading

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“WHO MAKETH THE MAN HERE? AM I IN CHARGE OR IS MY ARSE IN CHARGE”? ‘THE MOANING OF LIFE 2’, episode six review.

One of my TV highlights of 2015 has without doubt been the second series of Sky One’s The Moaning of Life. I would even go as far to say that I think this is the best thing that Karl Pilkington … Continue reading

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DREAMS DO COME TRUE FOR ANTHONY ‘MILLION DOLLAR’ CROLLA!

“YEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSS HE’S DONE IT, HE’S DONE IT. BRILLIANT, BRILLIANT, BRILLIANT, ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT” (me/Andy Lloyd, Nov 21st, 2015). At around 11.30pm last Saturday, I yelled these words above out loud in the comfort of my living room.  In all likelihood I … Continue reading

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