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Living with chronic pain – do you?

Chronic pain is what my GP called my back, shoulder and neck pain this week. I’ve had it for fourteen years and it just isn’t what I want to hear. I write this not to complain, as I have a lot to be thankful for, but just to share as I know I am one

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It’s all too easy to moan, so today I am saying thank you! NHS, mum, dad and the UK

Every day I hear people moan, see people moan on-line, and most certainly moan myself. It is very easy to say what

I am thankful

we don’t like, what we want changed, what’s ‘not good enough’. Whether it’s a trip advisor review, a complaint about the government, a gripe with a family member or

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The best things come to those who wait and now is my time! Foster cats, moving home, recovery from mental illness and a sequel

March 2013 mittens my foster cat

I’ll keep this one brief…

For a very long time now I have been saying that old quote ‘The best things come to those who wait’ as in ‘be patient’. Thing is, all along, I have been patiently hoping my dreams would come true and have sought them

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I finally saw my psychiatrist this week after one whole year – coming off meds!

All good news here! Further to my notes about NHS treatment towards me… CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ARTICLE – opens in a new window

I saw my psychiatrist this week after a whole year waiting since they mucked up my appointments and failed to give me an appointment despite begging them (reception/appointments/secretary + more)

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Schizophrenia, hearing voices, Radio, Thanksgiving, my mum’s schizophrenia and care for mentally ill patients

I just couldn’t let the debate over the lack of medical care for Schizophrenic patients go by without saying something. I grew up watching my mum suffering with catatonic schizophrenia after all!

I have read more articles this last week about the matter, but the biggest impact for me was listening to the Jeremy Vine

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A new stance, for adults only, Thailand, sorting out problems, holidays, bullying, rape, NHS, family issues, relationships and mock exams

*This is for adults only to read – it could be triggering* Before I start, I would like you to know that I have not written this article to gain sympathy, or as an excuse for doing less – my reasons are totally sincere and I feel I would like to share some of my

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