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Sharing our stories - Rosie’s story

Sharing our stories - Rosie’s story

Am I braver than I knew?  Sometimes I feel a fraud thinking of that statement.  I wasn't brave... I just did what I had to do.. There was no alternative.... I had no choice....... And then I think about the whole story... the diagnosis;  the ferar; the preparation for surgery; the healing; the chemotherapy .... the ability to hold my shit together of facing everyone's worst nightmare... cancer... of the lungs. My cancer was found by pure chance.. an X ray I had to have for paperwork to submit... I was totally asymptomatic.  Everything seems to happen so fast.... As we lived...

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Hiding my depression - Kelly’s story

Hiding my depression - Kelly’s story

I’m living with depression. Me — the woman who smiles as the sunshine grazes her shoulders, unabashedly sings in public when her favourite song plays and ensures that every work assignment she turns in is top-notch. My friends see this version of me — the sunny, always-smiling go-getter, but beneath the surface lies a vastly different side of my life.My friends don’t see the sheer energy it takes to drag myself out of bed every morning. They don’t see the moments when sleeping through the day feels like all I’m capable of doing. They don’t hear my daily internal dialogue,...

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Reflections on a wobbly day

Reflections on a wobbly day

To be honest today,  Friday 8th May is the first day I’ve had a wobble during this pandemic. I think we’ve been in lockdown for 45 days, or there about and largely it has washed over me. I have of course been horrified by the news and my heart has broken for so many families loosing loved ones and my admiration for frontline workers grows every day. But tucked away in rural England have not been directly affected and have enjoyed spending time at home with family.   My days have been filled with my business, I work from home...

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Sharing our stories – Abbys story.

Sharing our stories – Abbys story.

  When I was 13 years old, my dad suddenly passed away at the age of 44. My dad was a caring, funny person who I was very close with whilst I was growing up. At the time he passed away he was in hospital but I didn’t really understand why or what happened. My parents were divorced so I used to stay with my dad every other weekend. One weekend I was waiting for him to pick me up but he never arrived, so I rang my stepmum who told me that he had suffered from a panic attack...

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Sharing our stories - Owen’s story

  MY COMING OUT Coming out as gay was probably one of the hardest things I have ever done in my life. It was an extremely difficult and nerve-racking decision but one that I look back on with great pride that I did so. I think that I knew from an early age that I was gay, but couldn’t really come to terms with it until I had became a lot older, around the age of eighteen. I guess the reason behind this was the fact that I was too scared and worried what people would think or say about...

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