Still Alive (Just A Zombified Version)

I’m sorry for the delay in posting something up. I’ve been so out of it with drugs and pain that I’ve really done much of anything, and then technology decided to become the enemy so…

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Operation Time : Round 4

This will be my last proper post before going in now. I’ve got the practical bits and bobs to sort out, and then I’ll be on clear fluids only for the day before the op, eating…

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Pre-Op Assessment : Round 4

Things are starting to get a bit more real now. It was a long and anxiety-ridden drive to Oxford today for pre-op assessment number 4, navigating the endless slog of traffic among the never ending Oxfordshire…

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A Weekend Rant

So, on Wednesday I had a filling done at the dentist for a problem I didn’t know I had, for a wisdom tooth I didn’t know existed. I went ahead with having it done before…

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The Itch Under My Skin : The Changing Face Of OCD & Anxiety

I want to tell you a short story. It’s rather condensed and doesn’t cover the development of my anxiety or what it’s like to live with now, but it gives an idea. It’s quite scary…

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A Valentine’s Date… For Surgery

After a lot of anxious waiting, wondering, and chasing up to get answers, I found out a couple of days ago that my case has been discussed and approved for further surgery. After this wondering…

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The “Patient Tourist” Does… Bath!

Trains, Tests & Tourism. Just another trip to the hospital! Yesterday meant a trip to Bath, somewhere I’d only fleetingly visited once years ago for a residential week with the Open University during my Psych…

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Another A&E Break

Sorry I’ve not been around this past week for posts and emails. I’ve been in hospital after being admitted to A&E again… Fun times! On the plus side, I couldn’t get enough of this guy. Jasper…

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Why A Small Pumpkin Can Be A Big Deal

This year I decided to indulge in the Halloween spirit and buy pumpkins. I’ve never actually carved a pumpkin before and felt like I was missing out; my bucket list of things I’ve not done…

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Bristol… I Am In Awe.

I made a trip to Bristol this Wednesday for an appointment to see a rheumatology specialist at the Southmead hospital. I was referred by the lovely lady I saw at the bone clinic, who diagnosed my…

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