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23 things I want to do in 2023

From the title, you may assume this is a list of new year's resolutions. That is very much not the case. I do think wanting to better ourselves and having the means and motivation to do so is inherently part of what makes us human. But stubbornness and resistance are...

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Stop just banging on about the dogs

Remember, remember the 5th of November,Gunpowder, treason and absolute hell for anyone with audio-sensitivity. I have been posting slightly edited versions of this blog for five years now (excluding 2020). However, this is the first time that I am able to write this...

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Hobby-based rabbit holes that I’ve fallen into

One of my autistic traits is that I’m very much an all-in or all-out kind of person. A key example of this is that I can’t watch a TV show unless I see it from start to finish. I simply refuse to dip in and out. Even if it’s a sitcom designed to be viewed as a whole and as individual episodes, I need to see it all. The problem with this is that when I get obsessed, I get truly obsessed. And over the past few years, there are a lot of hobby-based rabbit holes that I’ve fallen into. Things I’ve decided I want to do and spent an absolute fortune on before realising it was the idea I liked and not the actual ‘thing’. So here is a list of everything I’ve wasted my money on, why and whether or not it was worth it.

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10 Years ago I had Status Epilepticus

Today marks 10 years since my first experience of Status Epilepticus. I’ve never gone into a lot of detail about that night, mainly because I can’t remember most of it. However, I think it’s time to finally discuss the events that followed, so buckle up.

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Stop Just Banging on About the Dogs

Remember, remember the fifth of November,Gunpowder, treason and absolute hell for anyone with audio sensitivity. This is version three of this blog. I've been posting slightly edited variants annually for four years now (except 2020). However, I've altered the title...

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VNS Reflections- 2 Years!

Two years ago today I walked through the doors of the National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery feeling scared, frustrated and desperate. I was in a dire situation and was running out of options. That day I had my Vagal Nerve Stimulator (VNS) implant surgery and...

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