Category Archives: health

Covert Narcissism: (2) What Others See & What You REALLY Get

In Part 1 we looked at some basic definitions & introductions to the world of the narcissist. In this Part 2, I want to dig deeper into the stuff that actually impacts you & how: what they say, how they … Continue reading

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Every Scar Tells a Story

Life is made up of adventures; of highs & lows: Some leave a mark on our body, Some leave a mark on our soul Some leave a mark on both. The event causing the scar may have been traumatic or … Continue reading

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Lockdown or Locked-In? Living with a Covert Narcissist

Please spare a thought for those who are locked-down & locked-in with a Narcissist. Overt narcissists are quite easy to identify: loud; brash; overly confident; centre of attention; never wrong; always done better; no responsibility for their actions & above … Continue reading

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High Risk Living?

Life has a habit of throwing us unwanted surprises every so often. For me it has been an 18-moth bout of depression & more recently, a heart attack & surgery. I would never have invited either of these into my … Continue reading

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(Un)Happy Christmas

  After a long break due to health issues I have chosen to return to my blog on Christmas Day. Why? Because this year, more than others, I am aware of many people who will find today & the next … Continue reading

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Day-By-Day Diary Of A Heart Attack Survivor: Part 8 The Aftermath

This post is part of a series  following experiencing an unexpected heart attack at a relatively early age of 58.  The last part about surgery is here & the first part is here. Saturday 20th August 2017 — 04:30:   … Continue reading

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Day-By-Day Diary Of A Heart Attack Survivor: Part 7 Fun At The Theatre

Friday 19th August 2017 — 06:20:  Today is the day.  I am scheduled for an angiogram (injection of dye into the heart & visualisation of structures to find structural defects or anomalies) followed by angioplasty (surgical repair or unblocking of … Continue reading

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Day-By-Day Diary Of A Heart Attack Survivor: Part 6 Breaking News & More Routine

This post continues from Day-By-Day Diary Of A Heart Attack Survivor Part 5 Thursday 17th August 2017 — 06:25: Blood pressure time.  Another short chat with the nurse about life changes.. Her words of wisdom? “Don’t let it rule your … Continue reading

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Day-By-Day Diary Of A Heart Attack Survivor: Part 5 Wisdom, Routine & Another Scan

This continues from Day-By-Day Diary Of A Heart Attack Survivor: Part 4 Wednesday 16th August 2017 — 06;15:  “Stuart! Time for blood pressure!”  My day has started. The ward is quiet except for the gentle sounds of deep breathing from … Continue reading

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Day-By-Day Diary Of A Heart Attack Survivor: Part 4 Cardiac High Dependency Ward

This story continues from Part 3. Tuesday 16th August 06:15:  I awake to the usual blood pressure tests & look around me.  The room looks small & strange, with unfamiliar faces.  Then I remember my journey through the hospital corridors, … Continue reading

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