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I THINK THEREFORE I AM….NOT A NUTTER : MENTAL HEALTH MEDICATION AND ME!

A blog about me being able to take medication for my mental health illness, for the FIRST TIME EVER! I can still remember the first time I tried taking a medication called clomipramine for my Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.   I … 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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17 YEARS AGO TODAY MY DAD DIED, BUT THE PAIN OF LOSING HIM WILL LIVE WITH ME FOREVER!

October 31st 1998 was without doubt the worst day of my life so far.  It was worse than when I got told by a doctor twelve months later, that I needed an investigation to make sure I did not have … 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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THEY’RE ALIVE…….I HAVE CORE MUSCLES AFTER ALL. MY DEVASTATING SUFFERING WITH CHRONIC PELVIC PAIN…..BUT HOPEFULLY NOT DEVASTATING FOR MUCH LONGER!

IT IS OFFICIAL, MY CORE MUSCLES DO EXIST AND IT IS NO LONGER A MYTH! Yesterday was the first time in years that I did not feel pain upon walking.  It shocked me at first if I am honest.  I … Continue reading

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“FATTY, BUM BUM…..” DAY SEVEN OF MY FIRST EVER DIET AND ALREADY I FEEL BETTER FOR IT!

“Fatty, bum bum….oi Mister, can you lend us some money? Fatty, bum bum” These words got shouted at me one evening whilst I was walking home from the doctors in the early part of the summer this year.  They were … Continue reading

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ANOTHER SETBACK AND BODY BLOW……….I DO HAVE LYMPHOEDEMA AFTER ALL!

A week ago I had appointment at a local hospital where my worst fears were confirmed, I do indeed have a lifelong condition called lymphoedema(in my lower legs) after all. I say after all because I have had this possible … Continue reading

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