Mental Health

All posts under the umbrella of mental health

Everywhere

taletreader is completing the HAWMC and posted this yesterday. I read it and it got me thinking about ‘everywhere’. It is hard to explain to people how much your chronic illness affects your life. It’s constant. It is everywhere. Even in the nooks and crannies you hadn’t thought about. Under rocks you hadn’t checked previously. It seeps through your bones…

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The Struggle

“Lou, we need to talk..” This sentence fills me with dread. It is fresh in my mind. It’s lead to tears. I sit here, trying my hardest to find the best way to put my thoughts into words. But I re read those words above and I am back sat in that pub, next to you as you break me…

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Hesitation

“So what if it hurts me? So what if I break down? … I don’t care about all the pain in front of me, I’m just trying to be happy..” I try and live carefree. But that self doubt creeps back in, to ruin my happiness. Those fleeting moments of late when I feel like everything is okay, that I’ve…

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Fuck.

I’m just going to put this out there: Counselling has really messed with my head. I know, in some way, it is meant to. But seriously, it does this? I feel like a goldfish. Just swimming around around the bowl in circles, without being able to find a answer. That’s all I want, some answers. So desperately. So I can…

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Counselling

I feel very apprehensive writing this post. Mostly because I am little scared about admitting and working through my thoughts on my counselling sessions. I can openly talk about my Crohn’s and its effects on my life, but everything else? That might be too much, right? I had my introduction session with my therapist, Wendy, today. She asked me a…

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Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn’t you – all of the expectations, all of the beliefs – and becoming who you are. Rachel Naomi Remen  (via anditslove)

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Humira #101

Now, I am not a completely stupid girl, I know that the medication I am on helps me; helps relieve the crohns symptoms, and let’s me go out in to the world and kick ass every day. I know from personal experience that everything else has failed – in one way or another – and this is my option at the…

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Day 13

So, today is the final day of the current Humira cycle. Yes, it ist just gone midnight on a Wednesday, but I for some reason am wide awake. This cycle has felt completely different. I’ve had so many days of feeling so damn good, it is slightly scary. I’m used to my body starting to flag on Day 9 and…

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