Living with Fibromyalgia and Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder has always been a wave that I've had to surf carefully.... 'Breaking The Stigma; An insight into a Mental Health Crisis' illuminates my experiences.
After being diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, I found it hard to communicate how I feel each day, so I chose to write free-form poetry.
This is a therapeutic free-write that I composed at work, days before having surgery in August 2015. I quit my job two weeks later and then jetted off to travel the world four weeks following that. Please bear in mind, this is a raw free-write, written in pain with a lot of anger.
'Dead.Lines' is a fictional story based on true events. Warning – Reader discretion; drug use, swearing, sexual references. This piece has been since been revised (2021) and can be found under Short Stories as 'Dead.Lines (Revised, 2020).
So, after days of laying about recovering from surgery. I decided I would be brave, get out the laptop and do something I should have done months ago! Today I published my first short story. Although one part of myself is nervously awaiting judgement and feedback, another is shouting encouraging chants at the front lines...waving… Continue reading Excitement, nerves & anti-inflammatory smoothies