Archive For The “health” Category

Wellbeing, poppies and a request from me #BAPs

By | November 15, 2018

We all have differing ways of coping with whatever life throws at us, don’t we? Little strategies that help, whether it be something that can be dipped in and out of, or a specific. For D, it’s her Art, it always has been, I love how, with a few strokes of a pencil, her picture […]

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PCOS, hopes for D and me #NaturesBestPCOS

By | November 15, 2018

When I was growing up, I guess because of a fractured childhood, all I wanted was to have my own family and a little house, somewhere I could feel secure and watch that family grow. We had D’s Annual Review at school recently and she expressed the same wish, but added in the fact she […]

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Short Term Care Options – Guest Post

By | November 1, 2018

There are nearly always occasions when you will need short term care or some extra support for someone you care for. Sometimes this may be because they require additional input for a short period of time (for example following a hospital stay or for holiday care); in other cases, your own well-being or that of […]

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Guest Post – Borderline Personality Disorder and Me

By | October 21, 2018

I’m very pleased to be hosting this guest post from Sarah and hope it helps to raise some awareness around Borderline Personality Disorder or BPD. “BPD – Borderline Personality Disorder, also sometimes known as EUPD – Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder. I’m not sure which name I like better, borderline just makes me think they have […]

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Yesterday 

By | October 13, 2018

This post would have been different yesterday, 12th October.  It wouldn’t have been positive, in fact I doubt I’d have completed it. Yesterday marks two years since my first both feet operation and it’s fair to say that I’ve lost my way since then, finding that the tools which used to be so handy for […]

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Be Brave, Be You #BeMoreWitWitWoo

By | July 21, 2018

I entered the blogging world a few years back, primarily to reach out to other parents of autistic children, after reading their experiences and empathising with them. But then two things happened:  1.  I found I enjoyed blogging, it helped me to “blog it out” when I felt overcome by fear/anxiety/helplessness at situations where my […]

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Boxes and other bits #WOTW

By | June 16, 2018

I can’t remember the last time I summed up our week in a word, probably because our weeks since last August have been changeable and, if you’ve been reading my blogs for a while, you’ll know that routine and planning is key when living with autism. This week though, a word has shone out! It […]

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The wonky feet saga 

By | March 7, 2018

Its a strange feeling, knowing that this time in six weeks I’ll (hopefully) be at home, recovering from what should be my last operation on my feet, affectionately known as #scarfeet on the blog. Trying to imagine how things will look under the bandages and hoping that I’ll have “a matching pair” of feet, to […]

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An absence explained

By | January 24, 2018

I’ve been a “tad” absent from the blog lately, a combination of reasons and I can’t seem to access the WP app on my phone or the main site to report it, so this may not publish…anyway.     Life is never boring here but recently it’s scurrying along at quite a manic pace, we […]

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Listening – My #WOTW

By | January 12, 2018

We’ve experienced the pluses and minuses of Doctors listening this week, the first has made me hopeful, the second a bit despairing. Yesterday saw D’s annual check-up at the paediatric department where she was formally diagnosed with autism and related issues at age 4.5. She’s now 13 so very used to the environment of a […]

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