Category Archives: Alcohol

The Veil: Death Changes You


To all intents and purposes, I should be dead. I’m supposed to have died that night in August, when I haemorrhaged and was taken to A&E. I should have left hospital in a box – not in the passenger seat … Continue reading

Posted in Alcohol, Cirrhosis, Death, Health, Joy, Life, Liver, Second Chance, Survival, Teetotalism, The Real Second Life, The Vale | 10 Comments

Goodbye To Compass


This morning we had our final meeting with Sheila, our Compass counsellor. Since that first meeting, when I was still so withdrawn and suspicious of strangers, it hasn’t really felt like counselling at all; it’s been more like visiting a … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Accomplishments, Adapting, Alcohol, Anxiety, Body Image, Cooking, Counselling, Diet And Fitness, Disability, Discomfort, Doctor Who, Doctor Who Scarf, EDNOS, Epilepsy, Epiphany, Exercise, Fear, Food, Food Experimentation, Health, Home, Home Crafts, Humour, Kitchen Witchy, Life Plans, Milestones, Pickling, Positivity, Progress, Psychological, Self-Realisation, Self-worth, Tenacity, Therapy, Tribble Towers | 4 Comments

The Lights Are On And Somebody’s Home!


I would usually blog about this at Thoroughly Disordered – my blog about my struggles with alcohol and anorexia – but I felt that this was something to share on my main blog, because for me it is a major … Continue reading

Posted in Alcohol, Anxiety, Attitudes, Confidence, Counselling, Diet And Fitness, EDNOS, Epiphany, Family, Health, Hope, Patience Is A Virtue, Positivity, Progress, Psychological, Refusing To Be Beaten, Seasons, Self-Realisation, Self-worth, Therapy, Validation | 9 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

Insomnia And Epilepsy


I am never awake at this time of the morning. Well, not usually. Sometimes I simply wake for no good reason and can’t get back to sleep again. I’ll get back on that subject in a moment. Firstly I wanted … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Alcohol, Attitudes, Creativity, Cross-stitch, Disability, Disabled Gardening, Doctor Who, Engagement, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Action, Epilepsy Awareness, Health, Hobbies, Homemaking, I Love Autism Kids, I Stitch So I Don't Stab Stupid People, Living With Asthma, Living With Atopic Syndrome, Medication, Positivity, Proud Parent Of An Autistic Child, Proud To Be Autistic, Proud To Be Me, Seizures, Symptoms, Therapy | 3 Comments

Epilepsy And Lifestyle Changes


As blogged at Thoroughly Disordered yesterday, I need to make some serious lifestyle changes. I chose not to put it all here on my main blog because I felt that it didn’t really belong, but it’s probably still worth a … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Alcohol, Attitudes, Confidence, Depression, Diet And Fitness, Disability, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Awareness, Fear, Food, Health, Life Plans, Neurological, Positivity, Psychological, Refusing To Be Beaten, Self-worth, Tenacity, The Black Dog, Therapy | 10 Comments

I Have Always Been A Medical Mystery…


My body has survived many things over the years that it probably shouldn’t have survived at all. I suffer Status Epilepticus on what now seems to be a regular basis and really ought to spend more time in A&E than … Continue reading

Posted in "Mutants", 2012, Alcohol, Autism, Blogging, Born This Way, Curiosity, Epilepsy, Health, Nature, Neurological, Rumination, Status Epilepticus, Tales Of The Rambling Rose, Wolverine | 18 Comments

When The Drugs Don’t Work


On Tuesday I had an emergency appointment with my epilepsy nurse, after he picked up the frantic message that I left on his system over the weekend. He decided not to let me wait another couple of weeks for the … Continue reading

Posted in Alcohol, English Hospitals, Epilepsy, Health, Medication, Neurological, NHS, Psychological, Seizures, Self-worth, Status Epilepticus | 28 Comments

Saving The Bride


Or, at least, that seems to be what I managed to do with this blog yesterday. Most of you probably remember this post about the Wedding Gown From Hades. Almost three hundred English Pounds ended up in recycling and not … Continue reading

Posted in Absinthe, Alcohol, Boobs, Epilepsy, Lord Byron, Marriage, Money, The Green Fairy, Wedding Gown | 4 Comments

New Blog


In this blog I cover many subjects; epilepsy, autism, eating disorders, gardening, cooking, pickling/preserving and adventures. This blog is generally where I record my take on certain things, leave my thoughts and fight the cause for autism and epilepsy awareness … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Alcohol, Attitudes, Body Image, EDNOS, Food, Health, Positivity, Psychiatric, Psychological | 3 Comments