After 10 weeks my eardrum should have healed, but has it? No! It did seem to be getting better, but somehow over the last couple of weeks it's become infected again & now it feels like the whole process is starting again, and my anxiety just makes that worse. I put off going back to… Continue reading Should my physical or mental health come first?
Hey everybody. We're Harry and Katie AKA Nerds, Numbers and Nonsensical Natterings. We're really excited to be writing this for Sarah, and we're really honoured that she asked us to do this! Today, we want to talk about something that we've both experienced in different ways this year, and that is how your mental health… Continue reading Mental Health as a Student – Guest blog by Nerds, Numbers and Nonsensical Natterings
On Monday I'm hoping to be able to go back to work after 2 weeks off sick. A cold that turned into a perforated eardrum, and after 12 days of draining is finally starting to feel better. Today I have been out of the house and been sat up for most of the day, the… Continue reading Can’t wait to get back to work & do Good Things
Before I start this blog, I can genuinely say it's not about anyone in particular or any incident. I read something on Twitter & it reminded me of several occasions when it crops up. If you suffer with anxiety, depression or any other form of mental health, like a personality disorder. The first thing people… Continue reading Mental health judgements – I am more than my diagnosis!
Some days, today is one of them, and all I can hear is conflicting noises. I don't mean voices, I'm fortunate that so far I've never heard voices, except mine own inner critics, of which there are often many, too many. But I mean I hear every noise like some superhero with a power I… Continue reading Noise when you need quiet, it’s an anxious day for no reason
Today felt scary, I've built up to the fact that I could no longer handle full-time hours & that I was dropping to 20 hours per week. Due to my job this meant a change of role. But I got up this morning, waved the kids off to school & headed to work for my… Continue reading New role: new hours
Since coming back from holiday I've been pretty stable, but within 8 days I've had an internet tv interview, a nomination for an award, taken part in a clinical trial, seen my psychiatrist and had an appointment with my Clinical Psychiatric Nurse. Last week was full on & boy have I felt it this week.… Continue reading Decision making and raising awareness – what’s the right thing?