Warning: This post contains a description of a cranial surgery and a postoperative image. Please be advised that this content may not be suitable for young audiences or those with […]

I am a little skewif (if that is the/a word) on dates and whatnot so please just go with it. This post is intended as a factual recount on what […]

The last thing you have heard from me is that I was awaiting news from a special panel of doctors from Royal Perth Hospital. I had to wait for this […]

My mother has been staying with me this week. Monday she took me to the Neurologists at Royal Perth Hospital (RPH). That was a good appointment but there was not […]

I feel like I should write in a way that makes you want to read this. Because, to be frank, this isn’t going to be a post that makes you […]

I have been awash these recent months with a new symptoms. To be honest you have not heard so much of it, not near as much as it has consumed […]

I have finished my first semester of university for the year. This means that half of the year is over! A big sigh of relief has oozed out of every […]

Just quietly, last weekend was uncomfortably full of various activities. Not only did I say goodbye to my darling Polly, but I also had my father visiting whilst he attended […]

I have mentioned often that I have had strokes and seizures, as well as non-specific episodes, as a result of my vasculitis. What I have failed to mention is exactly what happens in these circumstances. To be honest, I only recently was able to find out what all of these reactions were for myself and how to determine which each was and when it was happening. It is only responsible of me now to share that knowledge so that everything is cleared up.

When I speak about my multiple diagnoses and my journey through various doctors surgeries, medicines and physical maladies I suppose I gloss over a lot of the emotions that go on within me. I can recognise that mentioning once or twice that it was hard, or that I have struggled in the past with my mental health does open a portal for you to glimpse how I was feeling without me still not speaking about it directly. It has been a while since much of this occurred and due to reasons beyond my control I cannot recall these facts in great detail, the knowledge of the experiences and the memories that I do have are still so prevalent and strong in my mind.

I will attempt here to talk about those feelings, why I felt them and what thoughts went through my mind. The reason is simply that we all know someone who has been, is or will be unwell. I am not referring to coming down with a strong influenza virus, but something that has caused enough pain or had an emotional impact which has brought the mortality and realism of the fragility of life in to harsh perspective.

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