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!
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!
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
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!
My brain is as mucked up as Theresa May's council And even if they somehow survive I know I'll crumble, With an education system built on memory and not ability And a nine to five work life with no flexibility This world simply does not accept people with hidden disabilities. Society is changing But the … Continue reading 60% Like Me
The world is caving in on me Enclosing like the shell of an inedible oyster. Each sound and movement makes the tunnel tighter, The spark of light thinner And the air harder to breath. I envy those who move freely, Part of the hustle and bustle not even stopping to think. It is suggested that … Continue reading 10,000 Steps
In the past I've received disapproval from my parents for discussing smoking online. But I have always promised myself that I will be 100% honest when writing and in recent weeks I have been relying heavily on cigarettes. By no means do I argue that they are good for you but the stress I feel … Continue reading Why I Smoke