Meditation

Meditation has been a big topic for me. That, combined with breathing exercises and yoga improved my mental health beyond the wildest expectations. Meditation is quite a broad term as there are many different kinds and practices. It is very complex ‘exercise’, which requires years of learning, dedication and training. I am far from an … Continue reading Meditation

Letting Go

‘Letting go’ is not really a panic attack management as much as it is a state of mind. It is a continuous practice of positive thinking and ability to let go and don’t take things or yourself too seriously. But when you master it, then you will truly be the master of yourself.

Anxiety and Panic Attacks

I finally found the time and state of mind to write about this big issue. I have been writing quite openly about my mental health since I started this blog but I promised I would also talk about anxiety and panic attacks management. I don’t have any qualification or authority to talk about mental health … Continue reading Anxiety and Panic Attacks

My Annual MRI Scan

I had my annual MRI yesterday. And there were many firsts. First time in the UK – Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham (scans also examined at JR Oxford University Hospital) First time that I was given contrast dye through cannula (this information is purely for the MRI geeks) First time after a couple of years that … Continue reading My Annual MRI Scan

Mental Health

From the very moment when I decided that I wanted to start my blog, I knew that my mental health would be one of the big topics that I would like to write about. -- CONTINUE READING --

Thereafter

After returning from the hospital we agreed with my parents that it would be best if I returned to uni and continued with my life as normal as possible. At that time it was unclear whether my tumour was malignant and I needed further tests and close observation. I was so grateful for their approach. … Continue reading Thereafter

My Diagnosis Part 2

My first MRI will always remain engraved on my mind… ... because it was just so casual. I wasn’t really worried or nervous. I remember my mom warning me that it might feel claustrophobic. But I actually did not mind, on the contrary, I found the sounds of the MRI machine quite intriguing. I recall … Continue reading My Diagnosis Part 2

My Diagnosis Part 1

The year of 2012 brought a lot of changes into my life. I talk about the first signs of my brain tumour and events leading up to my diagnosis. Second part to follow shortly.