Posts Tagged “anxiety”

Anxiety, PTSD and Me

By | May 3, 2019

Anxiety sucks. A little bit of day-to-day anxiety is natural, the “oh sh*t, I’m going to be late…” or something similar, but what if that anxiety stays with you all day, burbling away like a saucepan full of water, threatening to over-boil? What if anxieties prevent you from doing activities that you’d previously enjoyed, what […]

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Ticking the box in my autistic daughter’s school (just for the sake of it!!)

By | April 24, 2019

I had hoped, with D being in an SN school, that the box-ticking wouldn’t be so prevalent, that “need” to “tick” just for the sake of it, irrespective of the angst it may cause. (the image above is me going a bit “Daily Fail”, because we all know what a tick looks like!) I know […]

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Getting back into it – #WellbeingWednesday

By | February 6, 2019

I haven’t written one of these for a while, have I? Truth be known, events of last year took their toll on me emotionally (if you don’t know, sepsis in November and the prospect of another foot op this year) and my confidence has nose-dived, I’m not an over-sharer anyway, I’d rather stay silent, feeling […]

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I’m an introvert and so is our autistic daughter, that’s okay by me!

By | January 26, 2019

There are many types of people in this world, some have “labels”, others don’t but what we all have in common is that we have our own ways of coping/dealing with situations. I’ve said it before, I’m not a “coooooeeee, look at me!” person, to be honest, I’d find it exhausting! The pressure of always […]

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What I’ve learnt from 2018

By | December 31, 2018

Blimey, where did the year go? It’s absolutely flown by and there’s been much to learn from as we head into 2019. I’ve been decidedly quieter on all things social-media this year – more of that later – but, in a way, that’s a positive, because I can look back now and share. This year […]

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Sepsis and beyond

By | December 7, 2018

When I published this picture a couple of weeks ago, I was in hospital, thinking I’d gone in with a hefty bout of Cellulitis, I didn’t realise amidst my drowsiness that it was sepsis. The doctor who made a house call arrived within about 20 minutes after we called and he phoned an ambulance, which […]

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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 purple band and the green chain #autism 

By | June 7, 2018

It’s been a bit of a busy week for D, two hospital trips for me have impacted on the after school routines for her and the activities at school really step up a gear after the May half term, what with Proms week, Sports Day and end of term activities rapidly looming. In addition to […]

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When D shared her worries … 

By | February 27, 2018

I know, I’ve not been a regular blogger so far this year, let’s just blame “stuff”, shall we? But today, I just had to share an achievement by our D.  D – if you’ve read my posts previously – finds it very, very difficult to tell anyone at school if she’s worried about something. She […]

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In Knots – My #WOTW 

By | August 8, 2017

I’ve managed to tie myself up into proverbial knots at the moment, this isn’t a worry about a particular thing but all manner of things as we approach my operation on 21st August. Upon waking every morning I don’t think “oh, it’s (say) Tuesday” or “wonder what the weather is doing”, it’s more of a […]

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