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Goodbye 2017

I’m welcoming 2018 with open arms, because I’ve wanted 2017 to be over for a long time. It wasn’t a terrible year, and I won’t look back on it with hatred, but I also can’t think why I would need to look back on it. For the most part, 2017 was a blur. I can’t remember enough about it to comment. I got to travel a lot, which I loved – but I was also unemployed for three months, which I hated. Those two facts are the defining memories of the year. A lot of memories I had of this year, after discussing them with Matt, didn’t actually happen in 2017.  I used to time my life based on what show I was on – but even that hasn’t worked this time around – as I can’t remember what shows I did. Continue reading

Another Post About My Head Pain.....Sorry
November was a massive turning point for me, health wise. Work piled up much more than I expected it to. From having no worked booked in at all, I suddenly ended up with more work than I could cope with. It wasn’t difficult work, on the contrary it was relatively easy – but while having daily headaches, work wasn’t something I could enjoy. Every day I woke up furious that my head hurt, and looked forward to nothing but going back to bed when I could fall asleep to escape my head pain. Continue reading

Migraines - An UpdateIn the past four months I’ve visited my GP more times than I have over the past four years. After being plagued with migraines I decided enough was enough and I wanted to do something about it. At first, it seemed light sensitivity was the problem – as I’m often looking at very bright light in otherwise dark environments. When I had my eyes checked, and everything came back okay, my doctor moved on to the possibility that – while light was a problem, stress and anxiety could be making it worse. Just to be sure there were no further underlying problems, I went for a few blood tests, and I wore a blood pressure monitor for 24 hours while I was in work. I have to admit, wearing a blood pressure monitor was so uncomfortable. It went off every half an hour to take a reading and if it failed to take a reading, it would just try again, but this time it would get tighter. It made work very difficult, and sleeping even more so. I was glad to see the back of the thing the next morning. Continue reading


Am I Anxious?Last month I was finally diagnosed with migraines – a diagnosis I sort-of knew was coming, but I wanted confirmed anyway. As part of my treatment I was given tablets called Sumatriptan, capable of stopping a migraine in its tracks. Unfortunately, they didn’t quite work for me. Though they would eventually stop a migraine, they took between 6 to 8 hours to kick in, and I wanted treatment to work almost immediately, so I didn’t have to miss days of work. Continue reading

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A little-bit-of-everything blog by Katy, 26 from Liverpool. Stage Manager and occasional backstage crew. I'm not a hugely exciting person, if I'm being honest...

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