Anxiety and The Accidental Death Wish

Anxiety and The Accidental Death Wish

When I was around nine years old I read Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through The Looking Glass. In one of these books, I can’t remember which, Humpty Dumpty tells Alice she should pick an age and stick to it. What a great idea, I thought! I’d choose to be twelve as...
The Invisible Illness

The Invisible Illness

Fibromyalgia is a fickle illness. It is not steady with a small set of constant symptoms. Instead, we fibronauts have what we like to refer to as flares: days, weeks or months when every symptom you’ve ever had (and possibly a few new ones) happen all at once and at a...
Snoozle Slide Sheet Review

Snoozle Slide Sheet Review

One of the major issues for fibronauts is disturbed sleep and never waking refreshed. If you’re anything like me, I wake up every time I change position: already tight, aching muscles seem to scream in complaint when I try to move from one side to the other. And as...
Going Home

Going Home

We moved from our seaside cottage in Machrihanish to a flat on the fringes of Glasgow’s west end just two weeks before Christmas. It’s been a fraught couple of weeks. We still have boxes everywhere, at least 1/3 of our pictures have still to be hung and I have no idea...
This will pass…

This will pass…

Depression is a bugger, isn’t it? You can be bumbling along, happy as Larry, nary a care in the world when you suddenly stop short. There before you is a huge black hole, sucking all the joy, the fun, the light from your life, leaving you empty and unable to put...
Dear Fibro…

Dear Fibro…

You know, I’ve had quite enough of fibromyalgia, thank you, and it can fuck right off. But of course, it’s a chronic illness and, as yet, incurable so I guess that’s not going to happen any time soon. Today, the bottom of my neck is very sore – I have a couple...
You Look A Little Tired…

You Look A Little Tired…

No shit sherlock. I look a little tired? But otherwise, I’m fine, right? Look, I normally don’t like to moan too much about my illness. It’s boring for me, it’s boring for you, but sometimes, if I don’t share how I feel, I’ll...
The Black Dog and the Virtual World

The Black Dog and the Virtual World

I have written this additional blog post about depression and the power of social media as part of Sane’s Virtual Black Dog campaign. I have had depression off and on for most of my life. It wasn’t diagnosed until just after my daughter was born, 17 years ago, but the...
I’ve been busy, honest…

I’ve been busy, honest…

So, it’s been a while. How have you been? Yes, I know you haven’t heard from me for a while, but I have had my reasons, honest! I’ve been going through a flare up of my fibro and haven’t been firing on all cylinders for a couple of weeks....

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