Category Archives: Psychological

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


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

The Ultimate Devotion

I love to write free-form, unstructured poetry. It’s honest; it’s pure; it’s emotive in a way that structured, rhyming stanzas are sometimes not. I dedicate this free-form to my wonderful husband, D, who has no idea how much I truly … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, About The Carer, Adapting, Autism, Autistic Meltdown, Born This Way, Creative Writing, Disability, Epilepsy, Health, Love, Marriage, Neurological, Non Fiction, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Proud To Be Me, Psychological, Seizures, Sensory Overload, Symptoms, The Dark Side Of Autism, Tribble Towers, Vulnerability, Writing | 24 Comments

An Overview Of 2012

Every year, for as long as I can remember, I have always taken the year that was and written a review of it. As a child it was in paper diaries; for the last twelve years or so it has … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Attitudes, Autism, Body Image, Born This Way, Confidence, Cooking, Courgettes, Cross-stitch, Diet And Fitness, Disability, Disabled Gardening, Discworld, EDNOS, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Action, Epilepsy Awareness, Exercise, Family, Fezes Are Cool, Friends, Fun, Geekiness, Girl On Film, Health, Hobbies, Home, Home Crafts, I Stitch So I Don't Stab Stupid People, Injuries, Kitchen Witchy, Making A Lovely Mess, Marriage, Medication, Memories, Neurological, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Pickling, Positivity, Progress, Proud To Be Autistic, Proud To Be Me, Psychological, Refusing To Be Beaten, Seizures, Self, Self-Realisation, Self-worth, Status Epilepticus, Tales Of The Rambling Rose, Wedding, Wedding Gown, What Not To Do In The Kitchen, Winter, Writing, Yule | 21 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

The Importance Of Diagnosis

When you have any kind of physical or neurological “disorder” (and I use that term very loosely) it’s vital to have a proper diagnosis to keep that “disorder” from completely ruining your life. If there is no medication for your … Continue reading

Posted in "Mutants", Acceptance, Atopic Syndrome, Disability, English Hospitals, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Action, Epilepsy Awareness, Fear, Heightened Awareness, Hyperacusis, Hyperkenesis, Living With Atopic Syndrome, Neurological, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Positivity, Proud Parent Of An Autistic Child, Proud To Be Autistic, Proud To Be Me, Psychiatric, Psychological, Symptoms, Validation | 9 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

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

Carers, Stress And Human Rights

Look at the man in this picture. He is tired; he is stressed; he is isolated. He simply cannot take any more strain alone. He, like my husband, is a carer to someone – his needs ignored or put behind … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Autism, Autism Awareness, Beurocracy, Born This Way, Carers, Disability, EDNOS, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Action, Family, Fight For Your Rights, Health, Illness, Love, Money, Neurological, Proud To Be Autistic, Proud To Be Me, Psychiatric, Psychological, Seizures, Status Epilepticus | 5 Comments