Category Archives: Health

Hexadecimal: The Spider Who Changed My Perspective


Yesterday I paid my first visit to my liver specialist, to see how I’ve been progressing since I left hospital in September, and things are looking so good that there may not even be a need for me to have … Continue reading

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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

Health: How The Train Stopped And The Nightmare Began


“Stay on the train” That’s what he’s said to me every day since he had The Dream. “Stay on the train”. The Dream: He says we were on the train that crosses the Channel Tunnel. I became confused and alighted … Continue reading

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It Started With A Twitch


My doctor’s eyebrows shot up considerably when I mentioned that I was used to Restless Leg Syndrome. I’ve had it for as long as I can remember – that itching, burning, tickling, almost-pain coming from inside my limbs – and … Continue reading

Posted in Blood Tests, Health, Ongoing Illness, Vitamin D | 6 Comments

When The Needle Skips The Groove


I haven’t exactly been “dying of ennuii” since you last saw me here. I’ve been laid up quite ill for a while and so my blogging has gone right out of the window. In my absence I’ve been reading the … Continue reading

Posted in Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Arachnids, Attitudes, Disability, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Awareness, Friends, Health, Illness, Neurological | 3 Comments

Getting Fitter To Get Better


In the bad old days (many years ago now) I subsisted on tea, cigarettes and rum. In slightly better days this changed to tea and wine. Now it’s water, the occasional cup of tea and wine. I’m still not eating … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Attitudes, Body Image, Body Parts, Diet And Fitness, Disability, Disability Aids, Disabled Gardening, Discomfort, EDNOS, Epilepsy, Exercise, Food, Health, Neurological, Refusing To Be Beaten, Resolutions, Seizures | 18 Comments

Of Shoes And Strings And Sealing Wax, And A Ton Of Navel Fluff


After being incredibly remiss with this blog since breaking my arm in August, my muse has finally poked me to write up about the highlights of my year and attempt to catch up with you all. It’s one thing to … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Accomplishments, Adventures, Adventures In Preserves, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Autism, Blogging, Book, Born This Way, Christmas, Diet And Fitness, Disability, Epilepsy, Family, Five Minutes Of Fame, Gardening, Good People, Health, Hobbies, Home, I Love Autism Kids, Injuries, Kitchen Witchy, Love, Mason Kayne, My Son, Navel Gazing, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Pets, Pickling, Positivity, Proud Parent Of An Autistic Child, Psychiatric, Publishing, Reminiscense, Seizures, Spiders, The Writing Industry, Tribble Towers, Wedding | 9 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

Frank La Rocca, Epilepsy Nurse


This blog post is actually not about Frank La Rocca at all – more about my visit with the neurologist today – but since his name is always amongst “Top Searches” on my dashboard and I received a message a … Continue reading

Posted in "Mutants", 2013, Accomplishments, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Book, butimbeautiful, Deeper, Disability, English Hospitals, Epilepsy, Frank La Rocca, Friends, Health, Kindle, Maldon, Medication, Milestones, Neurological, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Positivity, Progress, Proud To Be Me, Seizures | 5 Comments