Two weeks into my six week plan to get off my medication – how’s it going? Good. I think. This fortnight has seen me alternating between taking my full dosage and just half dosage each night, slowly trying to get my body to adjust to having less and less Duloxetine in my system. Overall it… Continue reading Going Down
I used to stand with one foot in the past; The future was too far to reach. The other foot dipped in the present; Uncertain at the edge of the beach. Now I stand here in the present, both feet firmly on the sand. The past roars behind me, an ocean of memories close… Continue reading Building My Castle
‘In my experience once bad luck gets started on a man it will go on, and Captain Clarke of the coast guard cutter HMS Dolphin was bad luck pure as air. As his vessel bore down at us I had hopes we might catch some addled old gent thinking of his retirement, all belly and… Continue reading Tidbit Tuesday – English Passengers
Somehow, tomorrow is the last day of January. This first month of 2017 has been a rollercoaster of chaos, to put it politely. February is likely to be much the same unless something happens to calm the flames of madness that appear to be taking over the Western World. On a more personal level, January… Continue reading January 2017 In Review
Today I went to see my doctor and we set up a six week plan to wean me off my anti-depressants. The Duloxetine has been a game-changer for me. After the disaster that was my last round of Citalopram, I was resigned to the feeling that I’d have to be medicated forever. Then I started… Continue reading The Beginning Of The End
‘The Queen and Prince Phillip’s nickname for the line-up of dignitaries who frequently greet them on official visits is the ‘Chain Gang’, a reference to the ceremonial robes, hats and chains often worn by mayors, sheriffs and their deputies.’ – At Home…, On Politics, Page 53 The Wicked Wit of Queen Elizabeth II compiled by… Continue reading Tidbit Tuesday – The Wicked Wit Of Queen Elizabeth II
It is the first of January and I am in bed at 3.15pm because I feel (and look) like death warmed up. HOWEVER! Yesterday was a good day to end a year that had markedly more downs than ups and I am feeling positive about going forward from here. Drawing a line in the sand… Continue reading Hello 2017!