Category Archives: Healing

Meltdown

I had a meltdown. At least, I’m fairly sure that’s what it was. I’ve had many in my life, but not that recently – not since I realised I was autistic. I’d had a very difficult week at work, and … Continue reading

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Imagine

Last night there was a terrorist attack in the centre of London. So far seven innocent people have died, and three attackers were shot dead. This follows a suicide bomb at a concert in Manchester less than two weeks ago, … Continue reading

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Spirals and Safety Nets – So Far So Good

I’ve stopped taking my antidepressants again. It took me about six months to come off them completely, and I stopped taking any about four months ago. Despite thinking I would never be able to come off them, I’d found some … Continue reading

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Paleo Plan

Sitting here in the middle of the night eating bread and butter to calm my stomach down, the idea of starting a totally Paleo way of eating feels ridiculous and unachievable. But from Monday, that’s exactly what I’ll be doing. … Continue reading

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Five Stages of Grief

Apparently, people being told they have a chronic illness often go through the five stages of grief which are more commonly spoken of in relation to bereavement. I was talking to The Husband today about my attitudes to my colitis, and … Continue reading

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Management and Juggling

When I was told that ulcerative colitis was a lifelong condition that could be “managed”, I had no real idea what the specialists meant. And specialists, I have come to realise, are very very short on information. Admittedly the NHS … Continue reading

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Tear Up The Rule Book

I’ve found the festive period overwhelming this year. I’m sure I’m not alone in this. So I’ve been trying to discover what exactly I could let go, to make my life easier and improve my mood. I’ve come to the … Continue reading

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