Being at a crossroads

You know that feeling when you have to make an important decision in your life or make a change and you are just really confused and don’t know what to do? That’s exactly where I am right now, and it sucks. The question that I get quite often is whether I’ve undergone any treatments. My … Continue reading Being at a crossroads

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Why I still write and what have I learnt a year on …

I started this blog more than a year ago with just a selfish intention. I didn’t really care about the reaction this would get or who would read it. I mainly did it for my own sake. I opened up to the world but even more importantly to myself. A lot has changed since I … Continue reading Why I still write and what have I learnt a year on …

Scanxiety is real

I’m very lucky. I only have my MRI once a year, which means I don’t usually have to think about it for most of the 10 months. But then, the next date starts approaching and generally two months prior the scan, the thoughts begin to eat me inside again. My annual MRI is next week … Continue reading Scanxiety is real

My year of smoking weed and having Botox

2017 was a year of many firsts. For the first time, I had my annual MRI without any anxiety medication I did my first Reiki course Rather embarrassingly, I smoked weed for the first time Started using CBD oil   And, also decided to try Botox. Wait what??!!   One of the symptoms that I’m … Continue reading My year of smoking weed and having Botox

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

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.