It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. I’d like to say it’s because I’ve been doing really well but the truth is the last couple of months have seen some highs and lows for me. Selling the house has been stressful to say the least and we’re still not there yet. There have been … Continue reading It isn’t the fall that defines you, it’s how you choose to get back up.
This weekend I let myself get a little overexcited. I might have mentioned last time that we have now accepted an offer on our house. So far everything sounds promising, buyers ready to move forward with a mortgage already approved on a house purchase that fell through and no chain. However it’s early days. Anyway … Continue reading Vulnerability
'When you are young, you can lose it all and still have something ' Young - RaeLynn (feat, Leeland Mooring) I was listening to this song on the way to country to country festival this weekend staring out of the train window and trying to fight the overwhelming nausea (I hate those pendolino trains). For … Continue reading What Happens When You Lose Everything
For a long time I was in denial about my role as Finn’s carer. He was able to do most things on his own such as washing, dressing, and eating. The kinds of things you typically associate with caring. I convinced myself that the increased burden I had taken on dealing with our joint but … Continue reading A balancing act…
I thought it might be helpful to show you some of Finn's progress over the past 19 months in order to help show how his aphasia has affected him. This post will focus on his writing skills. The pictures below show some of the writing Finn attempted while still in Salford Royal hospital. Most of … Continue reading Finn’s Aphasia Recovery – Writing
What do you do when you lose motivation? Trust me I am no expert on this subject but it is something I’ve been struggling with lately. I’m not a lazy person. When I get myself going I don’t stop. The other day I decided to quickly tidy up and do some laundry. Eight hours later … Continue reading Motivation
My heart was racing, pounding as hard as it could against my chest. I felt the air leave my lungs and I struggled to take another breath. My hand was touching the car door but I couldn’t move. I couldn’t open it. My legs went weak and I stared blankly into the distance. Thought after … Continue reading Giving Up