Having been together for some time, we have developed a routine - anxiety and me. But it does not mean our relationship lacks surprise. Anxiety continues to bring the unexpected into my life. A lot of people do not understand what it means to live with mental illness. Some people view it as a mechanism … Continue reading Me and My Anxiety
Life on an insulin pump is different from what I was expecting. In fact, I am not sure I knew what I was expecting. I knew things would be different but I wasn't really sure what that different was going to be... It was a change I was not necessarily prepared for, though in my … Continue reading Pumped Up: Part 6
Body Image: a person's perception of the aesthetics or sexual attractiveness of their body. Body Dysmorphia: a mental health disorder* that often occurs in people with other mental health struggles, like anxiety, depression and OCD. * DISORDER: in which a person cannot stop thinking about one or more perceived flaws in their appearance that is … Continue reading Broken Body, Mangled Mind
It's 8 pm, on a Sunday night. But this isn't just any old Sunday night. I take my Lantus (long-acting) insulin every night at 8 pm. And have been doing so for almost 15 years (with a brief hiatus while I was pregnant). Even when I experimented and split the dose, it was 8 am … Continue reading Pumped Up: Part 5
I have not always been vocal about my mental health issues. But I have always written about my feelings. Somewhere (in my unsorted chaotic mess of teenage stuff) there were books and books of my ramblings. But those were lost somewhere along my timeline. If I am truthful, it is likely I did a BIG … Continue reading Am I a resilient thing?