Hello how are you?

I am better, thanks, after.... 3 months rest, God's grace, medication, support from family and friends, support from my wonderful husband and beautiful daughter, support from my social media friends, support from my friends on this blog and support from my employer,* I finally climbed out of the pit. The black dog is on the... Continue Reading →

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Don’t forget to look after your physical health when you are mentally ill

Because of my mental and chronic illnesses, I didn't go to the dentist for 2 years. I finally went last month, after receiving several reminders to make an appointment. I also received a mildly threatening letter from the dentist informing me that my family would be dropped from the surgery register if I didn't make... Continue Reading →

Let’s talk about mental illness

It's time to talk about mental illness Talk to your partner Talk to your husband Talk to your wife Talk to your son Talk to your daughter Talk to your extended family Talk to your colleague Talk to your doctor And.... Listen when someone is talking Don't change the subject " Oh, look, there's a... Continue Reading →

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia (FMS) is a chronic illness, which means that there is no cure and it will probably affect you for the rest of your life. The word Fibromyalgia comes from fibro meaning fibrous tissue in the body and myo means muscle and algos means pain. So Fibromyalgia means fibrous connective tissue and muscle pain. In... Continue Reading →

I am grateful for…

Hello, how are you? I am grateful for my ongoing recovery from my depression. I am grateful to God. I feel stronger and more resilient every day. I am grateful for my treatment package, which started on the 22nd November 2017. I am grateful to my wonderful colleagues, who replied "No, you are not fine"... Continue Reading →

Depression

Hello, how are you? I am not ok. I am on sick leave. For depression. I want to tell you how I feel. But I feel nothing. I am tired. I sleep a lot. And watch Netflix. But I remember nothing.

Mouse is a fibromite

I am a mum, wife, teacher and a fibromite. I live with a condition called fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a condition characterized by over 60 symptoms of which the most distinguishing is chronic pain and fatigue, depression, anxiety, ezcema, irritable bowel syndrome, SAD ( Seasonal Affective Disorder), restless leg syndrome, chemical sensitivity, loss if libido, mood... Continue Reading →

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