Category Archives: mental health

The Weariness, The Fever And The Fret

The upside of powerful painkillers is pretty obvious – they’re quite well suited to killing pain powerfully for a while which can be a blessing when every day has pain and pain and pain. The downside of powerful painkillers can … Continue reading

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In Spite Of

Despite continuing to feel as though my lungs have been stuffed with wire wool, my torso has been smashed into pieces by a heavyweight boxer and the weather is personally attacking my by dropping to temperatures closer to zero than … Continue reading

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A Hunger Artist

Carry on coughing. All the way the the coffin. Alternate that with sleep which ends whenever sweating becomes too uncomfortable or the dreams of Doctor Who stuff (which I love) are interrupted by anxiety shit about losing my car or … Continue reading

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Garfield’s Right About Mondays

Monday was a big pile of dog’s arse. Well, maybe a small pile because there were also one or two moments that somehow restored my faith in human beings and god and the universe enough to keep me going through … Continue reading

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I Feel Stupid And Contagious

Tomorrow I must suffer the indignity of being reassessed to see whether I’m still eligible for the Personal Independence Payment money I was awarded two years ago. Because my two incurable and degenerative health conditions must miraculously have gone away, … Continue reading

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Travelling Man (Again)

I’m sitting in the special assistance lounge and it is a little over three hours before departure. I’ve already had one full blown panic attack this morning when I was struggling to move around through pain and breathlessness at breakfast. … Continue reading

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The Imperious Mystery Of The Way

It’s my last night in my own bed before I head off to that airport vicinity to stay in a hotel tomorrow night. Then Tuesday I think I’ll climb aboard a flying machine and get me to Californ. I. A. … Continue reading

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