Blue Sunday: The Origin Story

How ‘Blue Sunday’ began . November 2012. I have only one memory of my 22nd birthday. It was only three days after my diagnosis and I was so unwell after the appointment with the Neurologist who diagnosed me. My 23rd I’m not sure about either. Try as I might I can’t form a memory ofContinue reading “Blue Sunday: The Origin Story”

Welcome to Our ‘Normal’

Swinging between sympathy for those who are so alien to this kind of isolation, and bitterness that so many initiatives on how to help people feel less isolated are suddenly coming into practice. The rallying of support is heartwarming. Yet at the same time it’s heartbreaking for someone like me to see, because I’ve spentContinue reading “Welcome to Our ‘Normal’”

Social/Physical Isolation Survival Tips

I joked recently to my family and friends via text message that if anyone started getting ‘cabin fever’ or going ‘stir crazy’ with having to stay at home and remain isolated, that they should come to me for advice on how to cope. Nine and half years of (mostly) living within what are now theContinue reading “Social/Physical Isolation Survival Tips”