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Why I Love RPGs!

At the start of this year the one commitment I made was becoming a member of my local gaming club. Every Thursday night I spend four hours playing role-playing games (RPGs) with a bunch of awesome people (the club also hosts boardgames). Campaigns are run in four week...

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VNS Update (20 Weeks)

Last Wednesday morning, whilst staying at my grandma's, I had two seizures. And although they left me feeling sore and frustrated for the first time in a long while they didn't leave me feeling hopeless. You see, four weeks ago I had my first follow up appointment...

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Just Stop Asking

Right now one of my main triggers for social anxiety is having to constantly answer the question, ‘so what are you doing at the moment?’. My automatic response is normally ‘not much’ but it seems this is insufficient. Although most people ask the question because they’re either genuinely interested or just want to start a conversation, for me it is painful to answer…

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VNS Improvements (10 Weeks)

Yesterday marked 10 weeks since my Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) Device was first switched on. Although the implantation surgery and the few weeks that followed it were very difficult (read more here) the difference I've noticed in just 70 days makes it all worth it....

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Stop Banging on About Dogs

In the week leading up to Guy Fawke’s night lots of people complain about how traumatic it is for their four legged friends. Yet not a single news organisation has discussed the effect that fireworks can have on humans.

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My VNS Journey So Far…

Two weeks ago today I returned home after receiving my VNS Surgery. Describing these past 14 days as a rollercoaster would be an inadequate understatement. I only received the date five days before the operation took place. Very little information was given to me,...

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The Magic of Relativity

At the start of this Summer I was the lowest I’ve been in four years, yet as Autumn makes itself fully known I’m in the best mental state I’ve been in probably for a decade. I don’t know what it is that has triggered this drastic change in the way I think and consequently feel, perhaps 24 is just a magic age, but for the first time in forever I am reasonably ok with being me.

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An Alternative View on Uber

Today marks exactly one year since I won my 16 month battle against the DWP and was granted my Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and the prospect of Uber being banned from London is terrifying for me.

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Thank You Holby City!

As someone with ASD I have had multiple special interests over the years. During my pre-teens that special interest was Holby City. Seeing both Faye Morton and Joseph Byrne return to Holby City filled me with an embarrassing amount of emotion.

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