World Delirium Day- 17th March 2021 Delirium is a serious disturbance in mental abilities that results in confused thinking and reduced awareness of the environment. Delirium is rarely spoken about. Many people can feel ashamed because of the delirium they experienced due to the memories they have. There is often the perception that if you are… Continue reading ‘Forgetting difficult hospital admissions but then being haunted by memories and not being able to put them together and make sense of them all’
Today is the anniversary of my Granny's death and my Uncle's. I have many stories about my Granny which make me laugh and make me cry but today I wanted to share a few of those here. Granny during her birthday celebration when we made her try beer that my Dad was involved in. It… Continue reading Remembering my Granny
I have written a lot over the years about my experience of being in ICU particularly the last admission to ICU which has really haunted me but I have managed to calm those terrors until now that is. It is really hard to get through your day without hearing or seeing something about corona virus… Continue reading More ICU Flashbacks
Did you know my blog has lasted longer than my nursing career did?? A failed career in Sports Science- well it was a career that never started thanks to my lungs resulted in me falling into nursing. I never thought I would be a nurse. If you were to ask people what I would end… Continue reading Reflecting (because every nurse loves a good reflection)
My social media platforms have been filled over the last few days with posts about HealtheVoices. The application deadline has been and gone. Yesterday people received their emails saying that they were accepted to HeV20 or were waitlisted or did not get in at all. It fills me with joy and sadness. Sadness because I… Continue reading Friendships from HealtheVoices
Its the 14th of December. A day that seems to come round each year all too quickly. Now it is not only one person I lost on this day but 2. There are not many days that you will remember exactly where you were and what you were doing but for me the 14th December… Continue reading 20 years gone too soon.
On Friday Craigmillar Park Golf Club hosted a charity golf day to raise money for Asthma UK. Golf club Captain Karen wanted to host a charity day and the fact that she chose Asthma UK was brilliant. She had said she never knew how bad asthma could be until she met me. I still can't… Continue reading Craigmillar Park Charity Golf Day 14th August
Recently I have found most nights I wake myself up having had a nightmare about previous asthma attacks. Nightmare might be the wrong word to use but then flashback is not quite right either. I recollect so vividly some of the scariest asthma attacks I have had. Many of which I have never really remembered… Continue reading Flashbacks of asthma attacks.
Someone I follow on Instagram summed up exactly how I feel my asthma has made me. I used to be almost the opposite of myself. I always want to think that chronic illness does not define who I am but then this is not true at all. I am my chronic illness and I have… Continue reading The isolation of chronic illness