60 minutes of sobbing whilst typing

It's 1:35 AM. I'm knackered, have had a busy day and need to go to sleep. But instead, I'm sat here crying. Crying in pain and upset. Right now I hate myself. And I guess the best way to process those sorts of feelings is by writing them out. I know I have a strong...

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Another nasty cluster of seizures

This past week has been super difficult. Last Tuesday I had a nasty cluster of seizures and the recovery has been even tougher. I've wanted to write about it all ever since it happened but every time I started composing the piece in my head, it just turned into a...

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Ableism in employment for people with epilepsy

This is a report I put together a couple of months ago. Considering that today is International Epilepsy Awareness Day, it seems appropriate to finally share it with all of you. What is Ableism? For those of you who don't know what ableism is, the dictionary defines...

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My 2020

At the start of 2020, I made a conscious decision not to make any resolutions. Not to set any goals or aims but rather, for the first time ever, to simply go with the flow. This was a difficult decision for me to make. All my life I've planned everything. But after...

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I had another cluster of seizures

I've been writing this blog on and off, in bits for the past week. You see, the end of last week wasn't much of a Fri'yay but more of a Five'day for me. As I had my second cluster of seizures in just two weeks, the fifth and worst of which actually took place whilst I...

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Why I Can’t Sleep

This is one of several blogs I've been writing in my head for months now. But I feel it is finally time to fine-tune and post it for all the world to see. As memes and graphic tees have been reminding us for years, there are three things that humans are naturally...

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My Physical and Verbal Bullying Story

I first starting writing this blog in October but I had to stop as typing it out was getting too much for me. However, it seemed apt to finally complete it as today is the start of Anti-Bullying Week. You see, I was bullied both physical and verbal bullying for over...

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VNS Update (1 YEAR!!!!!)

It’s hard to believe it’s been an entire year since this tiny 4.5x3cm device was surgically implanted into my chest. And it’s even more mind-blowing to think about everything it has done. The more time that passes, the more that I think about it, the more amazed I become. Every day I feel increasingly grateful for my VNS and, even for me, it’s hard to put it into words…

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