Category Archives: Illness

Liminal Life

Sometimes I catch myself feeling astonishingly self-satisfied with my life. I have travelled (four continents and counting), I have eaten some truly weird stuff (including guinea-pig – several times, alligator – not recommended and rat-onna-stick – kind of wish I was joking about that one) and I have met some fascinating people (the guy who’d … Read More



This is New

Day One of a two day visit to a Spa with my Mum. I’ve been here before, over ten years ago but at least then it was me, M-I-L and Mum and there was no over night stay. This comes after the awkward moment in France earlier this year when Mum got as far as … Read More


Recovery

I think the worst thing about recovery, any recovery, physical, mental, everything is that it’s never a straight line. There’s no straight forward gradually rising slope upwards. It’s all curling back and forth getting something right, whilst something else goes wrong. It’s frustrating. Unless you look at it like a game of Talisman I guess. … Read More



Slept For DAYS!

I have pretty much just slept for two days straight, pretty much the only reason I got up today was work. The Boss needed a prescription picked up (technically I’m on holiday from them but available in emergencies) and The Magic Fan needed some socialising. I tried out Magic the Gathering Unstable for the first … Read More


Mish-flu

This winter I have felt particularly aggrieved every time I’ve got a cold. I’m behaving like I’ve got man-flu or something! The aches and fatigues just feel as if they’re the straw before the camel’s back breaks. See – I can’t stop being melodramatic about them! The Girl With the Golden Hair and I were … Read More


Happy

Generally speaking I’m quite a content person. I suffer from Depression and have a cynical inner voice who I find very funny. Sometimes, and I suspect it is because my default is to be happy, I’m criticised for looking after my own physical and mental health rather than bending over backwards to help others with … Read More



Headache

Yesterday I felt on top of the world, today I got home after work and immediately grabbed the paracetamol. It feels as if someone is running a vibrating knitting needle from just below my occipital lobe right through to just above my right eye. I have tried drinking water, laying down, I half thought it … Read More