This week is National Epilepsy Awareness Week. I was hoping to take advantage of this and post quite a lot, however, as Sod's Law of course dictates, I instead spent the first half of this week recovering from a nasty cluster of seizures!
Within the first few minutes of watching Russell T Davies' (RTD) new drama I felt as though I was experiencing de ja vu.
At 9.50AM on Tuesday I finally had my appointment with a neurosurgeon to discuss the possibility of Vagnus Nerve Stimulation (VNS). Although hospital appointments are probably one my most familiar situations, in which I normally feel worryingly comfortable, for the past week or so this specific meeting has been making me excessively anxious. One thing … Continue reading VNS Update!
My life is definitely moving forward but at an embarrassingly slow pace. It's a bit like when you stand still on a travelator, only I just don't have the motivation to start walking and consequently speed things up. I know roughly where I want to go but it seems I don't want to get there. … Continue reading Morbid Metaphors
The past few months have been excessively tough. I've held back from writing because part of me still doesn't want to admit just how bad things have got. Over the 17th and 18th of February I had 30 seizures in just as many hours. It hit me hard (as you'd imagine) both physically and mentally. … Continue reading Things have to get worse before they get better
On the surface my life is really great at the moment. I've just got back from a holiday in Amsterdam, next week I'm off to Southampton to visit a post-grad fair and my creativity appears to be at an all time high. Yet below the skin, there's a massive elephant suffocating me. Now, before you … Continue reading Well This Sucks!
January last year I went for dinner at my grandfather's, he asked if I'd ever cooked Aubergine and gave me some tips on recipes he likes to use. In order to later tell him, 'yes I did cook an aubergine', after returning to university a week or so later I made my first bolognese. Of … Continue reading My Cooking Journey
Two topics I've been wanting to write about for a while are my epilepsy and Brexit. However, I didn't think I'd be writing about them in the same blog. Today The Guardian published a letter that has been signed by epilepsy specialists, researchers and fundraisers. The headline reads: No-deal Brexit poses a potentially fatal … Continue reading No-deal, No Pills!
I have been writing New Year’s Blogs for four years now and I think this one may be the hardest for me to write, so I’m going to format it a bit differently. You see, the first nine months of my year were taken up by pretty much just one thing and since completing it … Continue reading New Year’s Blog 2019!
The past few weeks, my life has felt very uncertain, even my present feels unknown to me. So in order to regain a sense of stability I've been relying on the god-send that is hindsight. My past is after all relatively certain. Over the last two years I have managed to overcome the majority of … Continue reading I’m Naughty and Proud!