Category Archives: Milestones

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

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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

Social Anxiety


“I don’t think they like me.” “Well, they seemed to last time I collected you.” “I don’t know; I don’t think they really know what to make of me.” My husband and I have this same conversation every month when … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Accomplishments, Adapting, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Anxiety, Aspirations, Attitudes, Autism, Born This Way, Chrysalis, Confidence, Emerging Butterfly, Fear, Friends, Hobbies, Home, Home Crafts, Kitchen Witchy, Milestones, Neurological, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Personal Goals, Pickling, Positivity, Progress, Proud To Be Autistic, Self, Self-worth, Social Anxiety, Tribble Towers, Women's Institute | 23 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 Since that first meeting, when I was still so withdrawn and suspicious of strangers, it hasn’t really felt like counselling at all; it’s been more like visiting a … Continue reading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

Epilepsy Won’t Hold Me Back Any More!


I spent much of yesterday attempting to compose my thoughts and feelings concerning my meeting with Sheila at Compass and what was discussed there. I couldn’t really piece it all together, so instead I gave you some fluff about my … Continue reading

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A Cosplay Report


Every now and again somebody will ask me how I fill my days when Epilepsy prevents me from being able to work. It’s a reasonable question when you think about it, as people who can still work will wonder what … Continue reading

Posted in Acceptance, Accomplishments, Adapting, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Attitudes, Clothes And Cosplay, Confidence, Creativity, Cross-stitch, Disability, Doctor Who, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Action, Epilepsy Awareness, Exercise, Fandom, Geekiness, Health, Hobbies, Home, Home Crafts, I Stitch So I Don't Stab Stupid People, Jo Grant, Katy Manning, Kitchen Witchy, Milestones, Neurological, Patience Is A Virtue, Positivity, Proud To Be Me, The Things I Do In The Name Of Fandom! | 4 Comments

Fashion Friday


I have made no secret of the fact that I suffer from an eating disorder since beginning this blog. I’ve suffered in silence for twenty years and have only recently sought help.

Posted in 2012, Acceptance, Adapting, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Attitudes, Body Image, Boobs, Diet And Fitness, EDNOS, Fashion Friday, Life Plans, Milestones, Positivity, Psychiatric, Psychological, Self-worth, Strength, Therapy | 19 Comments

Wedding Plans, Dental Health And Other Things


Yesterday we recieved a letter informing us of the total and final cost of our wedding. We shall be paying this on Tuesday and I am terribly excited. Next we shall be recieving the forms in which we choose our … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Adapting, Life Plans, Love, Milestones, Positivity, Tea And Sunshine, Wedding Plans | 4 Comments

When The Shoes No Longer Fit


Growing up, we all have ideals about the kind of people we want to be. When we think ahead to milestones (20, 30, 40) we all have ideas and plans in our heads – which almost never work out the … Continue reading

Posted in Epilepsy, Family, Homemaking, Life Plans, Love, Milestones, Neurological, Reminiscense | 5 Comments