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Teen nightmares

I’m not sure how to deal with this. When the nightmares are trauma related. There’s very little support for teens with PTSD. I’ve tried happy thoughts before sleep, taking control on dreams by telling her to see me their saving her, talking about them; nothing so far seems to work. So now I lie awakeContinue reading “Teen nightmares”

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Unsupported?

Or just blind? I’ve lost 6 stone, I’m now 13.5 stone but can wear size 10 jeans, size 12 tops. I’m still in the Obese class 1 category and my goal weight is 10.6 stone, which would put me at a healthy BMI and allow me to go horse riding at any stables. So farContinue reading “Unsupported?”

Watching

He sat by the window Desperate to get outside He couldn’t work the handles on the doors inside Relying on others when he couldn’t speak His only way of communication was barking or a squeak The world kept walking by But the glass panel was in the way He only wanted to greet people AndContinue reading “Watching”

Anxiety arghhhh

I needed an Osteopath and my friend kindly recommended one for me, I tend not to see people who are not by recommendation; I’d never just chose someone at random my anxiety won’t allow it. I decided to email the business, the only problem was, they actually replied and offered a choice of appointment dates,Continue reading “Anxiety arghhhh”

Air Raid Warnings in 2022

I used to think Air Raid shelters were a thing only in history books. The reality is today that in the Ukraine they are lit up red. Red on the map to alert them to air raid attacks. It’s not just one area, a border or piece of land, it’s the whole country under attack.Continue reading “Air Raid Warnings in 2022”

Restless slumber

As he breathes next to me I hear him moving, frantic like escaping from an unseen foe, ‘Two weeks ago..’ he murmurs, soft snores escaping and the rustling of bedding sounding sharp in the silence, The murmurs and sad wails continue, do I awaken this restless slumber, do I comfort this man, What are dreamsContinue reading “Restless slumber”

Bariatric surgery ☑️

On the 10th June 2022, I traveled to Turkey to have a gastric bypass! I think my story and history will resonate with most, so let’s start right here with: Once upon a time, before pregnancy at 27, I was 12.5 stone and I thought I was fat. Looking back I see how self consciousContinue reading “Bariatric surgery ☑️”

Small steps…

I wanted to share some positive news! Last I blogged, I wrote about our struggles here coping with teenage depression and suicidal thought patterns. Here is me hoping and praying, that we are making steps in the right direction. Having gone from complete breakdowns and self harming to smiling, chatting and being more sociable, weContinue reading “Small steps…”