A bit about me

Let’s talk a bit about me.

I’m a mama who lives in the west coast of Scotland with my teenage son and a growing plant collection. I have a partner who I love to bits and I have a slight caffeine addiction. I love a good cuppa.

So, what’s the blog about?

Well to be blunt its about my life as a mentally (ch)ill Spoonie. I seem to be collecting chronic illnesses like they are damn Pokemon cards and only in my thirties am I now dealing with them. I have struggled with accepting the terminology for years and only now am I accepting life with a "disability".

So, what cards have I got?

I’ve been dealing with mental illness since my early teens which has been diagnosed as severe depression an anxiety and C-PTSD. I have been under the care of my GP and getting treatment for 15+ years. I’m an introverted person with agoraphobia and a twisted (often dark) sense of humour.

I’m also coming to terms with life in chronic pain. I’m being treated for suspected IBD and hopefully as Scotland creeps out from under lockdown, the NHS wait lists will start moving and I can get some real answers. Till then I can be found attached to my hot water bottle, zapping myself with my T.E.N.S or having to take strong painkillers that make me sleep.

It’s safe to say I’m more surviving that living at the moment. I’m an open book and this book is turning into a horror, so I thought I would start this blog to help me process it all, let me vent a bit and generally chat about Spoonie life.

Welcome down the rabbit hole. There is a tea party at the bottom.

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