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Level-Up: Part 60

Now that I don’t write about my vestibular disorder and living with chronic illness on a weekly basis, it’s easy to let achievements or difficult weeks slip away without really processing them and I miss that. If only for myself, I’m going to run through the past few weeks, but I’m adding a few tips […]

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Level-Up: Part 58

This isn’t a very festive post, but I wanted to share it before I forgot the details for anyone else applying for PIP who wanted to hear about the renewal experience. It’s not terribly sad, so don’t worry. It’s just not full of jingle bells. Here’s something festive to make up for it. Last Wednesday […]

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Level-Up: Part 56

This post is a couple of days later than I wanted it to be because I was either incredibly tired or very busy, so I’ve been trying to fit things in where I can. Such is life. When I last saw my rehab therapist at the hospital she told me that my next challenge was […]

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Some reflection

First of all, if you’ve left a comment for me or sent me a message over the past 24 hours because you found me through VEDA, thank you so much. I promise you haven’t been ignored or forgotten. I’ll be in touch directly by the end of tomorrow. Yesterday the Vestibular Disorders Association shared my […]

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Level-Up: Part 53

First of all, I have to say thank you to everyone who was so kind and supportive after I posted my video to mark one year of this blog series. When I hit the publish button, my hand was genuinely shaking a little. I just didn’t know how it would be received. I thought it […]

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Level-Up: Part 52

It seemed fitting that I should mark the first anniversary of the Level-Up series with a video. It’s slightly longer than I’d usually make them, but it’s not all just me rambling. I thought it might be a good idea to list the five things I’ve learnt most from this year. I speak about them […]

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Level-Up: Part 51

I’ve been hanging off on writing this post. Initially it was because I was too tired, but also because there’s a lot to say and I wanted to arrange it neatly in my own mind before sharing it. Last week I went on a short holiday to Devon to coincide with my dad’s PhD graduation […]

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Level-Up: Part 49

I’ve been thinking a lot about what to do with this Level-Up series after hitting the 52 weeks mark. I’ve been wondering if I should quit it altogether. Maybe a year of recording this illness is enough, both for me and for you reading it. Not that I stop being unwell or facing new challenges […]

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Level-Up: Part 48

I wasn’t going to write this post today. I was going to leave it until tomorrow when I’m less tired. But not everything has to be crafted and seen through the eyes of hindsight all of the time. Before my eyes were even open on Wednesday I knew it was going to be a bad […]

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Level-Up: Part 47

I tend to know what I’m going to write about here before I get to Sunday. Every week has a theme or an event where I’ve learnt something, good or bad, and presents itself as the obvious topic of this post. This morning I didn’t really know what I was going to say about this […]

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