Tag: Epilepsy

At least I have a diagnosis!

Regular readers will be familiar with my frequent complaints about poor sleep, insomnia, and general sleepiness. Well today, I finally got to do something about it. Despite my sleep patterns being all screwed up by my epilepsy, anti-epileptic medication and the stress that comes with both, I knew myself that my sleep was far from ...

An accountability update

Since I so publically committed to shedding some of my inappropriately acquired flab, I thought it would be useful to provide a bit of an update. Accountability and all that... Things I'm happy with I'm less fat! In terms of shedding weight, I've gone from 68.8 to 66.6 kilos since I started the year. Not ...

Detox bollocks

It's the time of year when all the newspapers are advising their readers to engage in one form of detox or another. They spend all of November advising us which fattening food to eat to have the 'perfect Christmas' and then point out we're fat and out of shape and 'need' to go on a ...

Three cheers for the NHS

I've written before about how amazing I think the NHS is. Think about it - a free-to-all health service. What an amazing concept.  Unfortunately, it's seen better days and is sorely lacking in investment. Jeremy Hunt seems to be doing his best to alienate every clinician in the country. But it's still fantastic and I ...

Dear Epilepsy, fuck you very much

I normally try to keep quite upbeat when it comes to living with epilepsy. I reflect on how I basically have it very good, how epilepsy doesn't impact my life too much and how things could be so much worse. But today... Today made it very hard to think positively or optimistically about epilepsy in ...

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Royal Parks half-marathon 2016

I live! I didn't just survive this year's Royal Parks half-marathon, I enjoyed every minute of it! It was, as ever, a well organised and very picturesque race. But the addition of some unexpected sunshine was simply an added bonus. My pacing was a little off due to navigating early crowds and needing to stop ...

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Royal Parks Half – here we go!

I'm sitting in my kitchen, sipping a coffee and preparing to get dressed. At 0900, I'll start the Royal Parks half-marathon and run 13 miles / 21km around London's stunning parks. All in aid of Epilepsy Action. Training has gone well and I've been very pleased with my longer runs, both in terms of pace ...

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Hey brain: why you no work?

It's Saturday afternoon and I've had three (that I'm aware of) epileptic seizures this week. Maybe more on the horizon. My overwhelming reaction is one of disappointment. Quickly followed by boredom. I had a couple of nighttime seizures earlier in the week, which left me feeling like I had the mother of all hangovers each ...

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Royal Parks half-marathon: just a little bit further

I had a fab run yesterday morning. I'd planned to go a little it further than last time and cast my mind back to my training runs for last year's London Marathon. (Oh, the painful memories!) Anyway, I wanted to have a challenging, long run an not simply go round in a loop. My most ...