Category Archives: Adapting

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

Staring Without Seeing, And Other Stories

That’s what I tend to do when I’m waiting for my hospital appointments; I have my Kindle, of course, but occasionally my gaze will sweep the waiting area and see – but not see. Images are vaguely noted – sometimes … Continue reading

Posted in "Mutants", 2013, Adapting, Anxiety, Autism, Autism Awareness, Autistic Behaviours, Autistic Meltdown, Body Image, Boobs, Born This Way, Disability, Doctor Who, English Hospitals, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Awareness, Health, Heightened Awareness, Injuries, Kindle | 4 Comments

Count The Shadows

When you’re a Whovian, if somebody mentions a library you immediately think of the episode Silence In The Library and the Vashta Nerada: I’m sure that library staff the world over are fed up with asking someone if they need … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, A Madman With A Box, Adapting, butimbeautiful, Deeper, Diane Duane, Doctor Who, Fandom, Geekiness, Health, Hobbies, Injuries, Learning, Library, Marc Schuster, Mark Schuster, Martha Reynolds | 4 Comments


I can walk; I can even jog a little, and dance in short bursts. I can get to the local shops and back and sometimes I don’t even need my walking stick. What I cannot do, however, is have days … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Acceptance, Adapting, Attitudes, Autism, Autistic Behaviours, Autistic Meltdown, Book Club, Disability, Disability Aids, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Awareness, Neurological, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Personal Goals, Positivity, Proud To Be Autistic, Sensory Overload, Tenacity, Travelling, Walking aids, Wheelchairs | 19 Comments

As The World Falls Down, And My Son’s Life Changes Forever

Hello. I haven’t left WordPress. I’ve been reading all of you, but I’ve only left a smattering of comments here and there. I haven’t been ignoring anybody; things have been happening in my son’s life that I have had to … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Adapting, Autism, Autistic Behaviours, Autistic Meltdown, Autistic Temperament, Carers, Death, Epilepsy, Extended Family, Family, Foster Carers, I Love Autism Kids, Love, My Son, Neurological, Psychiatric, Psychological, The Dark Side Of Autism, Tragedy | 14 Comments


Translation: I did it! And what better picture than a delighted Hiro Nakamura to express my happiness? This week has been seriously rough on me, what with my autistic son being transferred and sectioned to a young adult facility and … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, A Madman With A Box, Adapting, Adventures, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Aspirations, Blogging, Doctor Who, Journalism | 11 Comments

A Street Cat Named Bob

Synopsis: The true story of one man and his cat. James Bowen discovered the injured ginger tom just inside the entrance to his sheltered housing block. A lonely busker who had spent ten years on the streets and was nursing … Continue reading

Posted in A Street Cat Named Bob, Accomplishments, Adapting, Addiction, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Angels In Disguise, Animals, Big Issue Magazine, Book, Busking, Choose Life, Facebook, Fight For Your Rights, Hope, James Bowen | 14 Comments


Since the sectioning of my son I seem to have retreated into myself a little bit. Emails have not been responded to – if they were ever looked at – and blogs have gone unvisited. I’ve been communicating mostly via … Continue reading

Posted in Autism, Epilepsy, Neurological, Anxiety, Health, Love, Family, Friends, Strength, Reading, Adapting, Psychological, Marriage, Proud Parent Of An Autistic Child, Proud To Be Me, Proud To Be Autistic, About The Carer, Facebook, I Love Autism Kids, Depression, The Black Dog, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Hyperacusis, Heightened Awareness, Autistic Behaviours, Autistic Meltdown, Real Life Horror, Vulnerability, The Dark Side Of Autism, Sensory Overload, 2013, Women's Institute, Social Anxiety, My Son | 8 Comments


Once upon a time, many years ago, my grandmother declared that I was so stubborn that I would even defy death until I was good and ready to turn up my toes. She was right, actually; there have been a … Continue reading

Posted in "Mutants", 2013, Acceptance, Adapting, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Attitudes, Born This Way, Disability, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Action, Epilepsy Awareness, Frank La Rocca, Health, Hope, Marriage, National Epilepsy Week, Neurological, Refusing To Be Beaten, Seizures, Viva La Rocca | 12 Comments

Epilepsy and Blogging

Sometimes, the seizures are so severe that inertia and memory loss set in. My last seizure was a week ago – but I’m still not really making sense of things. D will talk to me and I won’t have understood … Continue reading

Posted in Acceptance, Adapting, Adventures In Preserves, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Born This Way, Choose Life, Cross-stitch, Disability, Disabled Gardening, Doctor Who, Epilepsy, Family, Health, Hobbies, Home, Home Crafts, Homemaking, I Stitch So I Don't Stab Stupid People, Marriage, Milestones, Neurological, Personal Goals, Pickling, Seizures, Self, Strength | 14 Comments