Category Archives: Refusing To Be Beaten

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

The Lost Man


A battle waged A young man lost Three families mourn The tragic cost

Posted in 2013, About The Carer, Autism, Avenging Angel, Beurocracy, Carers, Emotional Pain, Family, Fight For Your Rights, Fighting For Justice, Foster Carers, I Love Autism Kids, In-Laws, Life Plans, My Son, Neurological, Proud Parent Of An Autistic Child, Psychiatric, Rant, Real Life Horror, Refusing To Be Beaten, Tenacity, The Little Person Matters | 19 Comments

Stubborn


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

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

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

Posted in 2012, Accomplishments, Adapting, Adventures In Preserves, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Aspirations, Attitudes, Born This Way, Choose Life, Christmas, Confidence, Cookery, Cooking, Counselling, Creativity, Cross-stitch, Disabled Gardening, Discomfort, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Action, Epilepsy Awareness, Epiphany, Exercise, Family, Fear, Food, Food Experimentation, Friends, Health, Hobbies, Home Crafts, Homemaking, I Stitch So I Don't Stab Stupid People, Life Plans, Living With Asthma, Living With Atopic Syndrome, Love, Marriage, Medication, Memories, Milestones, Navel Gazing, Neurological, Non Fiction, Pain, Patience Is A Virtue, Positivity, Progress, Proud To Be Autistic, Proud To Be Me, Refusing To Be Beaten, Seizures, Self, Self-Realisation, Self-worth, Strength, Tenacity, Therapy, Validation | 14 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

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

Discworld Convention, Water Fights And Laughing Through Epilepsy


The husband-shape and I are now back on Roundworld, after having fun at the Discworld Convention. Truly, it’s wonderful to escape the real world every couple of years and catch up with old friends whilst meeting new ones. The Discworld … Continue reading

Posted in Accomplishments, Adapting, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Attitudes, Born This Way, Clothes And Cosplay, Confidence, Disability, Discworld, English Hospitals, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Awareness, Excitement, Family, Fandom, Friends, Health, Injuries, Jo Grant, Katy Manning, Kitchen Witchy, Neurological, Positivity, Proud To Be Me, Refusing To Be Beaten, Seizures, Sir Terry Pratchett, Status Epilepticus, Tales Of The Rambling Rose, The Things I Do In The Name Of Fandom! | 16 Comments

In Which Fandom Proves Dangerous To My Health!


Sorry for the radio silence recently; I’m catching up with all the emails (several thousand!) and blogs that I possibly can – and have learned my lesson for neglecting my inbox and WordPress. Never again, aside from when I’m at … Continue reading

Posted in Accomplishments, Clothes And Cosplay, Creativity, Disability, Doctor Who, Exercise, Geekiness, Hobbies, Home Crafts, I Stitch So I Don't Stab Stupid People, Jo Grant, Katy Manning, Refusing To Be Beaten, The Things I Do In The Name Of Fandom! | 10 Comments

Gypsy Road – Part Two


How Did I Meet My Ex-Husband Anyway? He was on a street corner late at night, guitar in hand and singing his heart out. A lonely busker, out past midnight in the hope that clubbers would drop him some money.

Posted in Abusive Behaviour, Acceptance, Adapting, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Fear, Fight For Your Rights, Hidden Homeless, Homelessness, Living On The Edge, Marriage, Memories, Positivity, Proud To Be Me, Refusing To Be Beaten, Romany Gypsy, Self, Strength, Tales Of The Rambling Rose, Tenacity, Travel, Travelling | 19 Comments