I travel for business a lot. That means dealing with the rough and the smooth when it comes to hotels and hotel beds in particular. Right now, I’m working in Cheltenham and staying in a really rather lovely hotel. And I have to say, it has one of the loveliest hotel beds I’ve ever crawled […]

I’m back in Barcelona for business today, but spent yesterday afternoon and evening in Sitges, just a little down the coast. What started with a lovely walk by the seafront, followed by some delicious tapas at L’Avinyet, ended with me kept awake half the night due to noisy neighbours in the hotel. It was one […]

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 […]

Just call me “Nappy McNapFace”. After my run this morning – after which I felt I could take on the world! – I took a much-needed shower and made myself some lunch. I updated the blog, wasted some time on twitter and booked a cinema ticket. I then had some comics to read, so curled […]

So I had my sleep-deprived EEG this morning. I fell asleep after about 1am (after staying awake by catching up on the massive backlog of comics I haven’t read) and my alarm went off at 5:30am. Groan. I freely admit it was tough to get myself out of bed. Harder still to avoid the coffee […]

  I’m going into hospital for a sleep-deprived EEG test tomorrow morning. I’ve had a few EEGs on my long journey through the world of epilepsy, including being monitored all night while I slept.   Tomorrow, I need to go in having had about half the sleep I normally get. Oh. The letter I received […]

So, I have epilepsy. I’ve never been shy in discussing it here, or anywhere else for that matter. I’m not ashamed of it, so why keep it a secret? It’s far too misunderstood an illness as it is. And in the grand scheme of things, I’m extremely lucky that it doesn’t have a more significant […]

Good news! I spent last night awake and in pain. I began to feel a little…uncomfortable…about an hour after finishing dinner. Something I’d eaten obviously wasn’t agreeing with me and the result was the kind of pain in the stomach that just takes your breath away. I couldn’t sit, I couldn’t lie down. I went […]

Flew back from Malaysia overnight with BA after a fairly full-on week of work. I got a nice seat (thanks @FrankDJS!) in business class which guaranteed me a few hours of sleep. As did the fact that I hadn’t slept properly since I got to Malaysia.

Oh, I was over the jet-lag within 48 hours – it was the other hotel guests who kept me awake.

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