Category Archives: Strength

Introspection


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 2013, About The Carer, Adapting, Anxiety, Autism, Autistic Behaviours, Autistic Meltdown, Depression, Epilepsy, Facebook, Family, Friends, Health, Heightened Awareness, Hyperacusis, I Love Autism Kids, Love, Marriage, My Son, Neurological, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Proud Parent Of An Autistic Child, Proud To Be Autistic, Proud To Be Me, Psychological, Reading, Real Life Horror, Sensory Overload, Social Anxiety, Strength, The Black Dog, The Dark Side Of Autism, Vulnerability, Women's Institute | 8 Comments

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

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, As Told By A Sufferer


As I believe I may have mentioned before, my sister – Serena Lesley – has been battling CFS since late 2011. This is a subject that I have been wanting to cover, but as I am completely unqualified to talk … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Accomplishments, Adapting, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Attitudes, Bodily Functions, Body Image, CFS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Discomfort, Exercise, Family, Health, Illness, Pain, Personal Goals, Side Effects, Strength, Symptoms, Tenacity | 10 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

Restrictions Of Epilepsy And Autism


I can be positive all I like concerning my neurological issues, but of course there are restrictions on what I can and cannot do. Everybody has their stone walls and glass ceilings, whoever they are and regardless of health, fitness … Continue reading

Posted in Acceptance, Adapting, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Attitudes, Autism, Autism Awareness, Autistic Behaviours, Autistic Meltdown, Carers, Conventions, Cross-stitch, Disability, Discworld, Doctor Who, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Awareness, Family, Fandom, Fun, Geekiness, Health, Home, Marvel Characters, Neurological, Patience Is A Virtue, Positivity, Proud Parent Of An Autistic Child, Proud To Be Autistic, Proud To Be Me, Seizures, Sir Terry Pratchett, Strength, Tenacity, Vulnerability | 19 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

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

“I Love Someone With Autism” – One Woman’s Story


They met at a motorcycle event. She had arrived on the back of her best girlfriend’s bike, and he had ridden in convoy with his friend and some of his bike club. Their meeting was probably pre-ordained; they were both … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Alcohol, Attitudes, Autism, Family, Love, Neurological, Strength, Thank You! | 12 Comments

Feedback From Epilepsy Action


Shortly after submitting the donations from the wedding I recieved an email from one of the team at Epilepsy Action, thanking me for thinking of them on my special day. The lady who had emailed me also wanted to know … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Acceptance, Accomplishments, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Attitudes, Charity, Disability, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Action, Maggie Mendus, Marriage, Memories, Neurological, Positivity, Refusing To Be Beaten, Strength, Tea And Sunshine, Writing | 14 Comments

You Can Do It!


Over the last three weeks I have been stuck in bed due to the fall that caused the bruises, sprains and broken toe that I recently blogged about. I have never taken the limited mobility that I still have for … Continue reading

Posted in Acceptance, Accomplishments, Adapting, Adventures In Preserves, Attitudes, Cookery, Cooking, Disability, Disabled Gardening, Epilepsy, Exercise, Health, Hobbies, Home, Home Crafts, Homemaking, Injuries, Kitchen Witchy, Neurological, Patience Is A Virtue, Positivity, Refusing To Be Beaten, Strength | 11 Comments