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Hello! Decided to start a blog because my health hasn't always been the best, and I thought it would be fun to blog my journey to a healthier life! I'll probably do weekly updates every Sunday (if I remember)! So excited to start this journey!

Just a bit of context..
I've suffered from FND (functional neurological disorder, it's rare so you may not be aware of it - feel free to ask me about it!) and long covid since last year, but I am on the journey to recovery! πŸ˜„
(edited 1 year ago)
New blog!!!! Good luck with it all ☺️
Original post by 64Lightbulbs
New blog!!!! Good luck with it all ☺️


Thank you! ☺️
Last week was pretty good! I went on lots of walks with my dog because the weather was good! He had so much fun swimming in the lake! 🐢 I ate lots of healthy food and snacks that still satisfied my sugar cravings and I texted my friends because I was starting to feel a bit lonely and that helped! πŸ’ž I'm currently reading One of Us is Next and it's such a good book so far! πŸ“– I started learning BSL which was really interesting! 😎 I was starting to feel a bit tired yesterday and combatted that with a nice nap! 😴 I've been exercising a lot and I'm starting to feel fitter! πŸ’ͺ

How was last week for you? πŸ’œ
Ooh just seen this new blog, following :biggrin:
Original post by BurstingBubbles
Ooh just seen this new blog, following :biggrin:


Thanks for the support! :smile:
This week had its ups and downs. I read a lot! I finished One of Us is Next! πŸ“– I went grocery shopping by myself which felt incredibly liberating πŸ˜„ because my parents don't allow me to go out on my own that often (they're worried I'll have a seizure and they won't be there to help). I went to the park and socialised with other dog owners, which felt good because I have been focussing on revision so haven't had much of a social life. πŸ˜… I noticed my energy levels dropping so I took some naps and I actually managed to fix my sleep schedule this week! πŸŒ™ Only downside to this week is that I got food poisoning yesterday and it really sucked because my family went to this fancy restaurant that I love (because the dessert there is amazing!! πŸ˜‹) but my stomach quickly reacted with one of the starters so I couldn't finish my main meal or order dessert πŸ˜” The rest of my family fell sick in the evening and they're better now and I'm starting to recover! πŸ™‚
Original post by scar-the-queen
This week had its ups and downs. I read a lot! I finished One of Us is Next! πŸ“– I went grocery shopping by myself which felt incredibly liberating πŸ˜„ because my parents don't allow me to go out on my own that often (they're worried I'll have a seizure and they won't be there to help). I went to the park and socialised with other dog owners, which felt good because I have been focussing on revision so haven't had much of a social life. πŸ˜… I noticed my energy levels dropping so I took some naps and I actually managed to fix my sleep schedule this week! πŸŒ™ Only downside to this week is that I got food poisoning yesterday and it really sucked because my family went to this fancy restaurant that I love (because the dessert there is amazing!! πŸ˜‹) but my stomach quickly reacted with one of the starters so I couldn't finish my main meal or order dessert πŸ˜” The rest of my family fell sick in the evening and they're better now and I'm starting to recover! πŸ™‚


Sorry to hear you've been unwell, speedy recovery! :smile:
Original post by BurstingBubbles
Sorry to hear you've been unwell, speedy recovery! :smile:


Thank you! :smile:
Original post by cregsim
Good luck with the blog!

Thank you!
Haven't updated this in a while..my health took a bit of a negative turn but I'm persevering! I have a tendency to feel sorry for myself when I'm sick but I'm not feeling that way this time around! πŸ˜„ I haven't been exercising as much as usual or reading as much as usual so I want to change that this week! School reopened so I've been trying to settle back into my routine, hopefully things will be better this week! 🀞
I've started exercising more and focussing on healthy eating this week! :biggrin: I'm feeling really good, I've been more productive and I've been getting more sleep so I'm just generally feeling healthier! :woo: I'm finishing therapy next week, I feel sort of nervous but I don't know why. I'm ready to stop going, and my therapist's left the door open for me to come back if I need to, but it feels like the end of an era. I've been sick for so long and undergoing CBT for months so it just feels weird to stop. :s-smilie: I've been reflecting on the last few months and honestly, I've grown so much as a person. Obviously, it was awful to be sick, but so much good has come out of it. My relationship with my parents has improved, I've learned to process my emotions in a way that is healthy, I've started to take care of all aspects of my health. These last few months have changed my life forever. I have grown so much as a person and I'm sure that I will continue to grow. :proud:
(edited 11 months ago)
I had my last ever therapy session. It was kind of bittersweet because I enjoyed going to therapy, but at the same time I'm glad I've made so much progress in the last few months. I know now that if life ever takes a bad turn, I have healthy coping mechanisms to turn to. I'm proud of myself for managing to heal. :smile: In other news, I started running this week! I'm actually loving it so far and I feel so good afterwards and less tired! :biggrin: I've started journalling my goals and realising what kind of a person I want to be, and I'm slowly moving towards those goals. I've started listening to various podcasts which motivate me (although I do sometimes have to rewind them because I zone out easily :colondollar:). Overall I'm feeling quite positive about the future! :woo:
Just realised I haven't posted on here in a while (oops)! So here are some life updates!

How I'm doing physically:
I haven't really been exercising as much as I used to because of GCSEs and I was eating really unhealthy because it was kind of the only thing bringing me a bit of happiness but lately I've been finding joy in healthy food! I used to love fruits loads but unfortunately long covid means that a lot of fruits upset my stomach :frown: I've recently found that pears don't make me feel sick so I get a lot of my nutrition from pears, bananas and this AMAZING mixed veg soup my mum makes! I started Lilly Sabri's 7 day home workout and it's great because it makes me sweat but it's also only 5 minutes long so it doesn't take away much of my study time!

How I'm doing mentally:
I was getting more stressed and anxious at the beginning of this week because it was dawning on me that I'm actually sitting my GCSEs and these grades will permanently be attached to me in a way. I worry about what I'm going to get in subjects I didn't try hard enough in, but I spoke to my parents and they reassured me that we'd all celebrate my grades regardless of what I get (which was really comforting for me because I really care about what my parents think about me).

How I'm doing socially:
I've sort of lost contact with the outside world because everyone's too busy studying. I did, however, text my friend yesterday because it was her birthday and we had a conversation and it just felt nice to talk to someone about something that wasn't GCSEs!
Haven't updated this in a while..

It's getting hotter outside and it's triggering my FND symptoms. My blood pressure is dropping so I've been eating specific foods to help raise it. I got my blood and stool test results back a couple of months ago (we were testing to see why I have so many digestive issues) - everything was fine in my stool tests but my blood tests show I have high B12 levels and high serum c protein levels? Idk I need to book an appointment with my GP but it's getting really hard to find a slot. I also had an EEG done to test for epilepsy - I'll be getting the results back later this month! Feeling positive though because I've been feeling healthier recently and have been seizure-free for a few weeks now.

I'm extremelyyy excited about starting sixth form tomorrow because it feels like the start of a new era in my life! I love fresh starts, and I'm determined to do better in school this year. I'm going through a bit of an exercise slump at the moment and I haven't been exercising as much as usual but I think school will help me with that because it forces me to get back into a routine.

I've been feeling really grateful recently for everything that I have. I am so blessed to have all the people in my life. I've been spending a lot of time with friends this summer - something I haven't done for a while, and I realised that I'd forgotten how much I love socialising. I'm going to try and socialise more often!
Another update (wow 2 in the same day)! I unexpectedly received a letter from my neurologist and apparently my EEG was normal, which is great to hear! My FND diagnosis has now been confirmed!
For anyone who's interested, I'm aware I took a long break from TSR but I've now started posting in this blog instead: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=7438124&p=99097439&page=1#post99097439

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