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Back in the Saddle

Before I knew it I was the beginning of March, and suddenly I had a flurry of hospital appointments for the various tests that had been ordered on my previous visit to the endocrinologist on Tenerife back in January ( see https://helresa.com/taking-flight/ for...

Taking Flight

It was a dull grey day at the end of January when I eventually got to fly to the appointment with the endocrinologist in Tenerife. Having a 10 o'clock appointment meant the only flight that was available to me in order to get there on time was the first flight of the...

Crash and Burn

This week I came close to a crash and burn, by Friday I was not in a good place and in fact my mind was going to places where it hadn't been in a long time. I realised that things were getting bad when on Friday morning while washing my face in the kitchen sink (still...

Looking Forward

It is normal for this time of year to make resolutions for the new year, I have made resolutions various times over the years and I've never really been that successful in keeping them. So this year I decided that I would take a slightly different track, I am to set...

I just identify as tired

Recently I watched the amazing, raw and thought provoking comedy special by Hanna Gadsby "Nanette", and in it there is a line "I just identify as tired", well that is how I feel. I'm tired.. Now I considered writing what I have to write as a thread on twitter, but I...

Falling Upwards

This is my first book and it’s a raw uncompromising memior of growing up in an era and environment where it was difficult to understand the fellings around my gender

LGBT

Back in the Saddle

Back in the Saddle

Before I knew it I was the beginning of March, and suddenly I had a flurry of hospital appointments for the various tests that had been ordered on my previous visit to the endocrinologist on Tenerife back in January ( see https://helresa.com/taking-flight/ for...

Crash and Burn

Crash and Burn

This week I came close to a crash and burn, by Friday I was not in a good place and in fact my mind was going to places where it hadn't been in a long time. I realised that things were getting bad when on Friday morning while washing my face in the kitchen sink (still...

Review of the year 2018

Review of the year 2018

During the festive break it customary to look back over the past year and put down a few words. Well one thing I can say about 2018 is that it has been quite a ride this year. When the year started I had no idea quite the way it was going to pan out, it started...

Sometimes I care to much

I had a friend delete their twitter account today before I had the chance to pass on my contact details. This upset me, and I know why I care too much. I felt I had gotten to know this person and we had conversed over twitter for a few weeks. I scrambled...

Travel

Taking Flight

Taking Flight

It was a dull grey day at the end of January when I eventually got to fly to the appointment with the endocrinologist in Tenerife. Having a 10 o'clock appointment meant the only flight that was available to me in order to get there on time was the first flight of the...

Review of the year 2018

Review of the year 2018

During the festive break it customary to look back over the past year and put down a few words. Well one thing I can say about 2018 is that it has been quite a ride this year. When the year started I had no idea quite the way it was going to pan out, it started...

Health

Taking Flight

Taking Flight

It was a dull grey day at the end of January when I eventually got to fly to the appointment with the endocrinologist in Tenerife. Having a 10 o'clock appointment meant the only flight that was available to me in order to get there on time was the first flight of the...

Jumping through hoops

When I first came to Spain back in 2007, I didn’t get a formal introduction to the Doctor as I think I was working at the time. So I didn’t get my current medication that I had from the UK transferred over, and I thought I would be OK. I’d been taking hormones since...

Who are we?

Who are we?

Helresa is a single entity comprised of 2 bodies, Helen & Theresa