Lucy, The Shining One

Category Archives: health

Do-Over

Clearly, J, S & I are too old to do the staying up to see in the New Year and associated fun times that we had until the small hours of the morning. This afternoon we were watching ET and S fell asleep. Next thing I know, J had shaken us both awake and sent …

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A little self-care

I have an ouchie. I’ve no idea how I’ve done it* but I’ve sprained my ankle – not badly just enough that it’s aching and I can’t put enough weight on it. Spent a couple of hours in A&E this morning, got it x-rayed to check it wasn’t broken. They’ve strapped it up, given me …

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Depression & To-Do Lists

I’m still feeling really down and kind of numb. Everything is just so much effort. All I want to do is sleep and eat – although the preparation of food is far too much like hard work so it just ends up being sleeping and grazing on chocolate. I haven’t quite found the energy to …

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Hi there!

Sorry for the long absence there, internet. Long story involving mental health, hallucinations, psychotic episodes. Stress-related, most likely related to J’s mum passing and everything around it. Not very exciting, not very fun. But I’m starting to feel a lot better – ok, so I’m still curled up in bed because the thought of doing …

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Embrace The Glorious Mess

ADHD is about having broken filters on your perception. Neurotypical people have a sort of mental secretary that takes the 99% of irrelevant crap that crosses their mind, and simply deletes it before they become consciously aware of it. As such, their mental workspace is like a huge clean whiteboard, ready to hold and organize …

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Educting Lucy

I think I mentioned before that I left school over 20 years ago with no qualifications so I thought I’d take a moment to talk about that. I know a lot of people always wonder how that happened. I was always classified as being the class ‘trouble-maker’ – I had no attention span, I was …

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What goes up…

Today is Not A Good Day. Today is in fact pretty close to being a bad day. I should have seen it coming, really. I’ve been up for quite a while. I spent hours last night obsessing over bullet journals, bookmarking websites, writing lists and notes and ideas. I completely lost track of time, went …

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And then there were two…

And so it came to pass that I too have caught the same virus that J has. I’ve now got an upset stomach and a high fever, and J has slightly lesser high fever, no voice and aching joints. That leads to us both being curled up in bed – him continuing to be miserable, …

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Hello!

I find it strange when writing my ‘about me’ post that the first thing I wrote about myself were my diagnoses. Can you imagine doing that in real life? Meeting someone, shaking their hand and saying “Hi, I’m Lucy, I have schizo-affective disorder and ADHD’ They’d look at me… well I was going to say …

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