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Reporting from the Blanket Fort

Today was just one of those days, not sure exactly 100% why, but I just don't have the energy both mentally and physically to get out of bed. To be honest, the trouble began last night, and it's just developed from there. I received a rejection for my book earlier in...

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...

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

I just identify as tired

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...

Travel

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Health

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...

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