• 2015,  books and reading,  reviews,  Uncategorized

    Letters to the Lost by Iona Grey

    I received a free ARC of Letters to the Lost by Iona Grey in order to review on this blog. It’s being published by Simon and Schuster on 23rd April 2015 and everyone who reads this review needs to go and pre order it now. Take my word for it, you won’t regret it. 1943, in the ruins of Blitzed London… Stella Thorne and Dan Rosinski meet by chance and fall in love by accident. Theirs is a reluctant, unstoppable affair in which all the odds are stacked against them: she is newly married, and he is an American bomber pilot whose chance of survival is just one in five……

  • 2015,  antidepressants,  depression,  Self-Care,  Uncategorized

    Self Care Sunday

    It’s been a much better week than the previous one. Which is good. I’d almost say it’s been a surprisingly good week but that might be taking it too far. I’ve been taking my meds as prescribed and am up to 50mg now. I’d been convinced when I saw the doctor that might not do it (because I was on 100mg of the same med before) but actually I now think it might. It’s early days though so best to leave it and see. One of the things that I’ve been wanting to do (that’s on my twenty things list) is now planned and I’m going to do it with…

  • 2015,  Uncategorized,  you know you've got CP

    You Know You Have CP When…

    …you’re glad the intercom at the doctors isn’t working (or they aren’t using it) because the click it makes when they first call always makes you jump involuntarily. Most people probably didn’t even notice it or they did but they didn’t pay it much attention. But it’s just nice to sit still without my whole body flinching every few minutes. Particularly when feeling rubbish like I was when I was there on Thursday. The bonus of that was that I also didn’t need to try and open the door myself or find someone to help me (the receptionists usually listen out for my name and come). And the sound of…

  • 2015,  depression,  doctors,  friends,  Self-Care,  Sertraline,  Uncategorized

    Self Care Sunday

    It’s generally been a terrrible week but there have been a few good moments and I’ve had a great day today despite a few moments of anxiety (new people, train faffing) I’ve had three days of antibiotics (nitrofurantoin 100mg x 2 daily) for a UTI. And I ended up feeling physically appalling. Sick, dizzy and yucky on top of the usual UTI symptoms.  Finished those yesterday and feel better today which sort of proves the theory that I’ve had for a while that nitrofurantoin makes me nauseaous. As UTIs can make me feel sick it’s been hard to tell.  I’m not 100% right yet. I had a whole night of…