Category Archives: Pain

It’s All About M.E.

M.E., CFS, Yuppie Flu, Chronic Exhaustion. Call it what you will; you still never really expect it to happen to you. You’re fit; you’re healthy; you’re active. It’s something that happens to other people. Except for when it does happen … Continue reading

Posted in Acceptance, Adapting, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, CFS, Chronic Exhaustion, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Exhaustion, Getting On With It, Health, Life, Pain, Surviving, Tarantulas, Terry Pratchett | Tagged | 8 Comments

A Visit To The Hospital

“What happened to your eye?” Excuse me? I’m here because I’ve been vomiting blood and you want to talk about my eye? To do a quick rewind: I was put on Naproxen for the pain in my feet. Not only … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, Accusations, Adapting, Attitudes, B12 Deficiency, Calcium, Disability, English Hospitals, Epilepsy, Hydroxocobalamin, Illness, Injuries, Naproxen, Pain, Vitamin D, Vitamin Deficiencies | 10 Comments

An Ode To Achilles Tendinitis

This is not so much a serious blog post (have you ever known me to be completely serious all the time? Not happening on this planet any time soon) as it is a gentle laugh at myself. You probably all … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Adapting, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Body Parts, Choose Life, Creative Writing, Health, Hobbies, Injuries, Jogging, Pain | 9 Comments

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, As Told By A Sufferer

As I believe I may have mentioned before, my sister – Serena Lesley – has been battling CFS since late 2011. This is a subject that I have been wanting to cover, but as I am completely unqualified to talk … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Accomplishments, Adapting, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Attitudes, Bodily Functions, Body Image, CFS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Discomfort, Exercise, Family, Health, Illness, Pain, Personal Goals, Side Effects, Strength, Symptoms, Tenacity | 10 Comments

Epilepsy Won’t Hold Me Back Any More!

I spent much of yesterday attempting to compose my thoughts and feelings concerning my meeting with Sheila at Compass and what was discussed there. I couldn’t really piece it all together, so instead I gave you some fluff about my … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Accomplishments, Adapting, Adventures In Preserves, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Aspirations, Attitudes, Born This Way, Choose Life, Christmas, Confidence, Cookery, Cooking, Counselling, Creativity, Cross-stitch, Disabled Gardening, Discomfort, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Action, Epilepsy Awareness, Epiphany, Exercise, Family, Fear, Food, Food Experimentation, Friends, Health, Hobbies, Home Crafts, Homemaking, I Stitch So I Don't Stab Stupid People, Life Plans, Living With Asthma, Living With Atopic Syndrome, Love, Marriage, Medication, Memories, Milestones, Navel Gazing, Neurological, Non Fiction, Pain, Patience Is A Virtue, Positivity, Progress, Proud To Be Autistic, Proud To Be Me, Refusing To Be Beaten, Seizures, Self, Self-Realisation, Self-worth, Strength, Tenacity, Therapy, Validation | 14 Comments

Status Epilepticus. Again

It truly doesn’t take very much to set me off, it would seem. This time I was triggered whilst talking to my son’s foster father. I only wanted to check that he’d recieved my message about my new phone number, … Continue reading

Posted in Alcohol, Anxiety, Autism, Autism Awareness, Autistic Behaviours, Autistic Meltdown, Born This Way, Carers, Disability, Discomfort, English Hospitals, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Action, Epilepsy Awareness, Health, Heightened Awareness, How epilepsy Can Kill, Medication, Neurological, NHS, Pain, Perception, Proud Parent Of An Autistic Child, Proud To Be Autistic, Proud To Be Me, Real Life Horror, Seizures, Self, Status Epilepticus, Symptoms, The Ignorance Of Strangers | 27 Comments


When I broke my toe back in April, I was quite happy to stay in bed for the first few weeks because that’s what I always tried to do anyway. I was weak from my eating disorder, drained by constant … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Born This Way, Disability, Discomfort, EDNOS, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Awareness, Health, Humour, Medication, Mirena, Pain, Seizures, Your Plastic Pal Who Stops You Killing People, Zombie Apocalypse! | 20 Comments