Over the years of being a therapist in some capacity I have always looked for an extra external source of income stream, since having kids, at least for the first 5 years of their life it was to find the secret to eternal youth … Continue reading “Fad or phase – working from the outside in”
So, I’m gonna be a little controversial today. I’m gonna talk about that beautiful thing in the sky that we don’t often see, called The Sun. The other day I had to bite my tongue over a post made about whether the parent should put sun cream on their child before school. Now, don’t get me wrong, Continue reading “Oh Go On Sun, It Ain’t All Bad”
This was a very very busy year for us, we were doing a lot of travelling. I was working at my kids school as a Teaching Assistant, part time, and loving it.
My mother in law was very sick, she is not based in the same Country as us, and my husband and I felt constantly on edge. Continue reading “Sad Times, 2015”
So after my 3 weeks of a life changing experience, I was let loose back into the public life, with my family and friends, and encouraged to put it ALL into practice. I did my stretches every morning, that was imperative to keeping my pain at bay, to this day I still do some sort of stretching Continue reading “Pacing Schmacing”
So, I settled into my room, unpacked my bits and bobs, and had to head to the room where I would be meeting the rest of the people I would be spending 3 weeks with.
I knew nothing about them, didn’t know how many people, what issues they would have, their backgrounds, nothing.
I think I may have been the first in the room. Continue reading “The Roll-Coaster Ride to Realisation”
So I went to see him, the pain psychiatrist (Professor George Ikkos), I didn’t want to, I went all sour faced and arms folded bit like a child having a strop. I told him what I did and didn’t want to discuss, I told him I was there to talk about how to live for the now, Continue reading “Up come the defenses…… well for at least a few sessions”
So, I did get to see a rheumatologist and yes I managed to see him privately, got my parking spot. I remember feeling very anxious about it. I went with my husband, by this point even talking about how I felt meant I’d just burst into tears.
The anxiety and anticipation was overwhelming. Continue reading “Hopeful Road to Recovery”
I’m gonna forward a few years, no need to go on about how much I disliked being a mum (because that isn’t the case anymore), you also can’t change the past, and no point going on about how I continually felt unwell….. well actually I am going to talk about that because that is a very important part of my story, Continue reading “Work Work Work”
So before you have kids you think you have a life. Well I realised that life only really begins when you’ve created it……
After a miscarriage in July 2005 I fell pregnant again pretty quickly. Some say too quickly others say its a good thing. I’m neither here nor there about it. Continue reading “Life Begins…”