Tag Archives: TRUE STORY

ANOTHER GOOD DAY! Me and my mental health.

I didn’t plan on writing another blog about my mental health so soon after writing the last one, however just now I just felt the urge to do so.  Yesterday was a bloody good day again with my OCD and … 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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I am a DIABETIC DETECTIVE, gunning for my FLUCTUATING BLOOD SUGARS!

  A blog about the FRUSTRATION, EXASPERATION and UTTER ANNOYANCE that my type one diabetes causes me due to my fluctuating blood sugars! I have had a surreal last couple of weeks with my diabetes.  My fluctuating blood sugars of … 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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RESOLUTE, RELENTLESS REG! ‘REG’ – A REVIEW.

Reg Keys : “A five hundred strong mob armed to the teeth baying for blood, came after my son and he had fifty bullets and no radio.  Now I can accept that just about, but if I find out this … 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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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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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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