• Anxiety,  Awareness,  Confidence,  Personal

    On a bad anxiety day…

    ANXIETY— i just hate it. I have suffered for a very long time but only in the last year I have been more open about it and tried to talk about it in order to help myself overcome my issues. On a bad day my mind can be running at a million miles an hour where my body can barely move one. It hears someone say something and automatically¬†I misinterpret things because my mind tells me other things. It convinces me of things and tries to drag me down. Then when I find out that my rational mind and not my completely irrational mind was indeed correct I feel stupid.…

  • Family,  Personal,  Spoonies

    This photo makes me smile

    Why this photo makes me smile. Every Monday for nearly two years now I have done a food shop for my Nan (with mums help but when mum cant help I do it alone). My Nan had a stroke in April 2014, she was lucky it wasn’t a major one and she made what i would class a 99% recovery however she lost all of her confidence and has barely left her house since. She is convinced there is something really wrong with her and despite doctor after doctor, test after test reassuring her that nothing is wrong none of us can convince her she is well enough to leave…

  • Anxiety,  Personal

    Confidence…

    Phones, ugh they are great for texting but when it comes to answering them or worse still phoning someone then I am thrown into a blind panic. Don’t get me wrong, I am ok with the likes of ringing family but I hate anything work or health related – phoning doctors or hospital for example. I mean I had to properly psych myself up to ring the hospital to arrange my consultants appointment (Best thing I did!) Receiving a voicemail message would panic me and make me think who wants me and what do they want me to do! However the other day, without even thinking of it none of…

  • Anxiety,  Awareness,  Fibromyalgia

    #LetsTalkAnxiety

    Phases of Robyn¬†came up with the idea of the #LetsTalkAnxiety hashtag and I think its a fantastic idea. The idea being that sufferers of Anxiety tell their stories and help to fix the mental health stigma that causes so many of us to feel even worse. For me personally, to openly say “yes I suffer with Anxiety” is quite a new thing but I know that I have suffered on some level for years and it has been rubbish. At the moment I truly feel that anxiety is stopping me from moving forward with my life and that is the most frustrating thing of it all. In terms of getting…