I was inspired by a thread on twitter where people were brave enough to share their mental health journeys and so I decided to share mine with you. In 2014 was when it got really bad, I think the trigger was that my health was deteriorating and I felt that the doctors weren't listening to … Continue reading My Mental Health Journey/Advice
Skallagrigg by William Horwood - A story about a boy with Cerebral Palsy in the 1930's and a girl in 1970 who also has Cerebral Palsy and their search for the mystical skallagrigg sees their worlds collide. It's also a look at the evolution of people's attitudes towards people with disabilities. Plus Esther is badass! … Continue reading My top 5 books that feature a disabled character/ Theme
Hello readers!! So yesterday I had my bone scan for my arthritis. I can confirm that I now know how it feels to have radioactive dye in me, being strapped down to a bed and rotated like a rotisserie chicken!! I lit up like a glow worm on steroids. I now have to wait for … Continue reading Bone scan
If like me you have a catheter and it can get on your nerves, I thought I'd share some of the pearls of wisdom I've picked up over the last three years that might help: Don't rely on the bag, if you can use the flip flow instead otherwise you'll lose strength in your bladder … Continue reading Catheter tips
Dear Diary, Hello and welcome to my blog! So this morning I got my appointment through to have the steroid injections in my back, it's next Monday. It can't come soon enough! I just hope they work, I'm sick of taking morphine with it not doing anything. Hopefully after that my GP will finally put … Continue reading Arthritis update.
So as you guys know I had my MRI results last thursday and I have been diagnosed with degeneritive arthritis in my Fasset joints and spine. Am I relieved it's not something sinsiter? of course, that goes with out saying. But, the fact that there is no permenant fix is disappointing. Now I am waiting … Continue reading A new diagnosis.
I feel like I should be singing Julie Andrews ‘favourite things’ but for the sake of your hearing I won’t, I’ll just get on with the post. Hand stitched lined notebooks with thick creamy paper Ellie Dean novels Emmerdale Pretty china cups Tea and cake Musicals Heated blankets Crumpets Baths Demi Lovato