So back in January, I learnt I had a tubo-ovarian abscess, and there was a plan to treat. I had 3 weeks of 2 types of antibiotics, and then a week after they finished, I went for a scan of Madame O. The antibiotics had done nothing. Not a thing. Zilch. Nada. For my ovary … Continue reading And the Madame Ovary saga goes on…
An update to the blog post from yesterday, if you're interested. This has also been done as a Twitter thread. I actually think my experience shows very much that we still need to change so much in our approaches to women's health. I got a call last night from our Women's Hospital. Turns out I … Continue reading Madame Ovary
I did this as a Twitter thread originally, but decided to stick it all together in a blog too. It's still in Twitter format though - makes it easy to read, imo. In November 2019, my periods very suddenly, and without warning, decided to become *very* painful and to last around 2 weks. From having … Continue reading Ovaries
Goodbye 2019, hello 2020?
I don't quite know what the point of this post is. I feel the urge to get some thoughts down, but where they will go is anyone's guess. So I've spent 2 years protesting and fighting Brexit. I've been on marches, something I'd never done before. I've met amazing campaigners and activists. I've made phenomenal … Continue reading Goodbye 2019, hello 2020?
Protest and Prepare
So, I've not blogged for aeons. It's not that I haven't had anything to say; I just haven't been able to find the words. There's been too much, and the words have been trapped. Blocked, even. But this morning, I think something may have changed. I have followed and read the work of James (JJ) … Continue reading Protest and Prepare
Five years ago, I blogged about parental alienation, and about being one of the 25%. Parental alienation is more commonly carried out by women against the fathers of their children. I believe I was one of 25% of women who was subjected to it by the father of our children. Five years on, and it … Continue reading Child alienation
Bloody EU Referendum
23rd June 2016 we have this cursed (read that as cursED please) EU Referendum. The longer the campaign has gone on, the less I want to hear about it. Except I am listening to, and watching, and reading various news channels and articles, and blog posts. It's like a morbid fascination. Or a scab you … Continue reading Bloody EU Referendum
Blog 12 – I have a leg
On 9th January 2014, I attended my first "frame" clinic, rather than fracture clinic. No X-rays this time, just a straight off "it's time to look at taking this off". I had my frame loosened, which meant that I was taking my weight through my leg, and the fracture site, rather than the frame taking … Continue reading Blog 12 – I have a leg
Blog 11 – There’s a light…
...Over at the Frankenstein place. Sorry. You'll only get that if you're a fan of the Rocky Horror Show.There's a light now at the end of my recovery tunnel. Only the existence of this light is making time go very, very slowly, and also means I'm struggling with some things. Things that didn't bother me … Continue reading Blog 11 – There’s a light…
Blog 10 – Guilt
I carry a lot of guilt from the accident. Even the category on here makes me feel guilty. "My accident". It wasn't just my accident after all, was it? It was Martin and my accident. The feelings of guilt do not go away. They do not reduce. The therapy for the PTSD reduces the flashbacks, … Continue reading Blog 10 – Guilt