Category Archives: health

Coughs, Splutters and Christmas Preparations

Rather than struggle against the head cold that I’ve picked up from Lady S this weekend, I’ve been kind to myself and taken a couple of days off to rest up. Plenty of fluids, rest in bed and on the … Continue reading

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Giving HIV the finger

I know there’s a general stigma about talking about sexual health and testing, but it’s hugely important and affects a huge swathe of the population. Just like (until relatively recently) mental health issues, the prospect of talking about sexual health … Continue reading

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Bugs and ughs

Tis certainly the season, as they say, but if it could manage to not come accompanied by colds, muscle aches, migraines and barking black dogs that would be a huge bonus. Still, we soldier on, and at least in our … Continue reading

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Illness Stops Play

There will be more of the Inktober shortly but I seem to have got some sort of bug that makes everything hurt and feel hollowed out – so in self-care mode a bit while I’m off work. Bleargh.

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Self Care Musings

Between planned leave and taking time to support Lady M as unplanned leave I seem to have ended up with enough down time for my brain to go sideways without a focus. It’s not unlike the scenario of counting spoons … Continue reading

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Little Victories

One of the things of which I am most proud this weekend has been how well Lady M has done with all the crowds at MCM. Its been a long hard struggle for her, and being able to engage and … Continue reading

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Dealing with the “What Ifs”

Just like everyone else I have a critical voice that lurks at the back of my mind and picks apart every decision and choice that I make. Its sole function seems to be to remind me that I am not … Continue reading

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