Borderline Personality Disorder

Holiday packing with anxiety

So I'm a nightmare when it comes to packing wherever we're going. It could be a weekend in Edinburgh with friends, visiting family in London or a fortnight in Spain, but in the final days leading up to a time I'm going to be away from my own home, I'm a nightmare. Im not as… Continue reading Holiday packing with anxiety

Borderline Personality Disorder

Triggers

Triggers are the things I'm learning to spot. The problem is, I think I have a lot: Letting down the kids Changing plans Frustrating Nigel as he helps so much Letting colleagues & friends down Not the way I do things Thinks not being perfect Something I didn't expect Trying on clothes Photos Making a… Continue reading Triggers

Borderline Personality Disorder

Medication issues when therapy is the answer

Is it just me or do you sometimes feel like you want to go medication free, because you think all the tablets combined are having a negative impact? I remember taking the pill around 13 due to heavy periods, (I was later diagnosed with endometriosis). I first started taking antidepressants at 16 years old. There… Continue reading Medication issues when therapy is the answer

Borderline Personality Disorder

Working with a Personality Disorder

I can't imagine how difficult this can be for most people & in most jobs. In the US just under 10% of the population have a personality disorder, but I can't find the stats for the UK. Please share this with me if you find it. But when you find a job you love, a… Continue reading Working with a Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder

Losing my Kirsty to Suicide

So this is Kirsty, my version. The thing with Kirsty was & still is, she was a best friend to so many! We had met at the local pub through a mutual friend Alex when we were around 16 or 17. We then booked an amazing first girls holiday to Kos when we were 18… Continue reading Losing my Kirsty to Suicide

Borderline Personality Disorder

Ovarian Cancer Awareness – losing our mum

In 2015, just a few weeks after losing my mum I had a total hysterectomy. I did it to reduce my risk (not eliminate as you will read) of Ovarian Cancer. By the way being menopausal in your early 30's is amazing (just ask my husband 😂)! My mum had a hysterectomy in her early… Continue reading Ovarian Cancer Awareness – losing our mum