Hello and thank you for reading.
This will be an extremely personal blog, it may contain views, language and opinions you disagree with, this blog isn’t meant to offend or create anger.
I have 2 disabilities, one physical and one mental;
I have a condition called CRPS or complex regional pain syndrome, which effectively means the nerves in my brain react incorrectly to activity with my body, specifically for me they cause intense and excruciating pain with movement of my neck and my right shoulder down my right arm, which in turn has limited movement of my arm to literally only being able to use my right index finger without being in agony. I try to describe as the pain version of tinnitus for my body.
My mental condition is less complex and started as mild depression, but has escalated to deep anxiety.
Through medication and 2 years of psychotherapy I have broken the back of my mental illnesses. Freeing my mind and enabling me to be more positive.
I am an avid film fan having studied film making at college and university, I’m not embarrassed to say that I love mainstream and Hollywood blockbusters, but I’m also open enough to give anything a try. TV also is a beautiful addiction. so many brilliant shows, so little time. feel free to share any suggestions
I used to play bass guitar which sadly I have had to stop since my disability, but I love music from ska to classic rock and would say I’m fairly eclectic, most music can fit certain situations perfectly.
Sport is another passion of mine, An Arsenal fan since I was a kid. I also have keen interest in Roller Derby, Snooker, Cricket, Boxing, Athletics.
I like to play many a computer game. Being house bound it can me one of my main sources of entertainment. Migrating between Console and PC I like to enjoy a broad range of genres. Also have an interest and excitement towards tabletop, dungeons and dragons, warhammer etc.
I hope to travel as pain allows me, but for now the journey is getting my life back.
This blog will share my stories, but also be a form of therapeutic and cathartic release for myself. I hope I can share a tale to connect with you.