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On friendship

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  Today was the birthday of my bestest friend.  We have been friends since we were 1 year old, I literally cannot remember life without HippyCubb in it.  We were misfits at nursery, inseparable at Junior school and despite living miles apart in senior school have managed to remain as close as can be.  Hell […]

Alcohol and me

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  My relationship with alcohol is long standing. As a young Panda I could drink quite a lot.  I did drink quite a lot on occasions.  In my first week of university I decided not to drink until I’d graduated as a) I was in London, it’s not cheap but mostly b) I commuted to […]

Pride

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  They say Pride comes before a fall… PapaCubb suffers from severe pride, it runs in the family.  His Father died of Prostate Cancer because he was so proud he left it until he could no longer walk to see a doctor about it.  This kind of Pride is the worst.  With PapaCubb Pride means […]

Spoonie Friends

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    I am finding more and more that the importance of having fellow spoonie friends is immeasurable.  I’ve met some great people through the FibroAwareness UK support group I attend and have today met face to face for the first time a fellow Fibro warrior I met on facebook who happens to live in […]

Party Hard

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    So yesterday was my bday BBQ (my actual bday isn’t until Fri), and I’d spent most of sat getting things ready for it (see this) then got up early for more prep pre guest arrival.  This meant that by the time people started arriving I was already pretty tired.  My amazing LilbroCubb helped […]

My day has been spent

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    My day has been spent preparing for a BBQ tomorrow for my bday. I spent the morning comforting a dear friend who has been treated very badly and absolutely did nothing karmicly to deserve this.  We watched half of The Other Woman, ate popcorn, looked at cats on the Internet and listened to […]

The trilogy of solitudes

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   I’ve decided there are three primary types of solitude: Social solitude Mental solitude Physical solitude Social Solitude -interactions- Social solitude is basically a lack of socialising. This could be for many reasons and can wax and wane.  For instance you may have lots of friends who are simply just very busy, or a few […]

Support Groups

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i must admit I was a skeptic a few years ago about support groups.  I’d been offered a place in one for psychotherapy and found the idea horrid.  When I’m suicidal the last thing I want is to be surrounded by people. After having fibromyalgia for a while someone suggested I join a Fibro support […]

How to lose friends

How to lose friends

So illness and disability are lonely, this we know. It’s often very very hard for those around us to know how we are feeling and what we are suffering. I went to my first fibromyalgia support group this week which was a really positive experience for me. Although it’s sad to see others suffering it’s […]

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