Monday, 29 October 2012

Auditory Hallucinations

"An auditory hallucination, or paracusia, is a form of hallucination that involves perceiving sounds without auditory stimulus. "1
All these posh words are a way of describing the phenomenon known as hearing voices that aren't really there.  I was asked on Twitter to blog about this in a certain context so this is for my fellow Welsh Schizophrenic!

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Life "after" schizophrenia

As schizophrenia is for life, it's not really possible to have life after schizophrenia. Unless you're one of the lucky ones who gets a psychiatrist to admit to a wrong diagnosis that is! So that's the reason for the inverted commas around after in the title. What it really means is life after a psychotic episode but as that was too long for a catchy title I decided against it.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

A Terrible Weekend

WARNING: This post may be upsetting to some so please only read if you are strong enough!

So Friday started the weekend off and it seemed like it would be a normal weekend. I was wrong. On Saturday morning, I had a lie in and came downstairs to discover that the dog was unwell. Nothing too out of the ordinary I thought, her IBD (inflammatory bowel disease) flared up every so often leaving her a bit poorly for a bit. It was only when I saw her trying to walk that I realised how unwell she was. Despite surgery on both her back legs at various stages, this time she was falling over a lot. She seemed to have no strength for brief moments which caused her to fall over. When I saw this, I was really upset and knew that this was serious and potentially fatal for her. She was refusing food completely and would barely have any water.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

For you, Louise!

As I couldn't post this as a response to your blog post I've had to write a blog post to include this picture!  Despite having it on my Kindle app, I now have the paperback too!  I knew you'd believe me if I told you I'd bought it but I still felt like including a picture (apologies for the poor quality picture!)

Hope sales at least remain steady or even increase!

Monday, 8 October 2012

Today's Politics

Well first off, writing about Politics is a new thing for me to do so bear with me.  Most things about Politics go straight over my head and despite a Tweeter doing his best to educate me (thanks Chris!) I'm still pretty ignorant about the whole business.  So if I say something wrong, I apologise but I don't apologise for my opinions.  That's something I will NEVER apologise for!