Tag Archives: MIND

Contamination OCD in lockdown

Suffering with Obsessive-compulsive disorder whilst in Covid-19 lockdown was always going to be a big challenge for me, but two things have saved me. For those of you who do not know my mental health story, I have blogged about … Continue reading

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I’M SCARED, THINGS SEEM TO BE GOING TOO WELL!

I have nothing urgent to say in this new blog, however I just wanted to socially document how well things are going at the moment.  Things are going that well that it has slightly unnerved me a touch! Do not … 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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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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MY LYMPHOEDEMA IS IMPROVING AND ALL I HAVE DONE IS………..EXERCISE MORE!

“Lymphoedema is a chronic condition that causes swelling when the lymphatic system is not able to drain fluid properly”.(Google search). “Lymphoedema is a swelling that develops as a result of an impaired lymphatic system.  This may be as a result of … Continue reading

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‘HOPE IS THE ONLY THING THAT KEEPS ME ALIVE’ – MY ‘MIND’ SUMMER CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION ENTRY ON THE THEME OF HOPE.

  HOPE IS THE ONLY THING THAT KEEPS ME ALIVE! Ever woken up wishing you had not? I do not mean because you fancy another half-hour or so in bed, I mean because your whole being is CRIPPLED with anxiety … Continue reading

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I WILL ALWAYS BE A SOFT, SENSITIVE AND EMOTIONAL MAN. I AM SO GLAD THAT I AM TOO…….WELL, MOST OF THE TIME!

I will always be a SOFT, SENSITIVE and EMOTIONAL MAN.  This is a fact of life that I do not mind one bit. Well OK, at times I wish was a bit harder, bit rougher around the edges but that … Continue reading

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NEVER FELT SO ANGRY, FRUSTRATED AND DEPRESSED AS I DO RIGHT NOW….ESPECIALLY ABOUT THE OCD!

ANGRY, FRUSTRATED AND DEPRESSED…….this is how I feel right now.  I have been feeling like this for at least the last three years if I am honest, but last night as I went to bed these feelings were utterly overwhelming … Continue reading

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ENOUGH OF THE DIABETIC SELF-PITY……THINGS COULD BE A LOT WORSE!

I know this blog is going to annoy some of my fellow diabetics out there but I can not hold my silence any longer.  At the moment I am having a terrible flare-up with my Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, a truly … Continue reading

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THE LYMPHOGRAM WENT FANDABIDOZI…………….FOR NOW!

The 5th of January 2015 was a day I wanted to happen and be over with as quickly as possible, but at the same time it was a day I had also been dreading many days before. I had a … Continue reading

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