I haven’t written on this blog for a while so I have quite a lot to write about. I’ll split it up into a few paragraphs, one for each major thing.
I was put on Mirtazapine to try and help with my mental health issues a while ago. It seemed to work, my mood became better and I had less…spikiness. However, moving and not being able to register with a GP yet has meant that I’ve since run out. I’m starting to feel the effect of this…I’ll be fine, though!
The first bit of big news is that I finally got diagnosed as being autistic. I’ve not thought much about how to proceed now I have a diagnosis, but I’ll get there. I think applying for DLA may be a good next step, as I have difficulties in several areas of my life. That said, I am not entirely sure how to fill the form in. The psychiatrist I was seeing said she would get me in touch with a charity up here called Pathways, who help people with mental health difficulties with things like filling in forms and general support. So far I haven’t heard from them and it’s been over a month now. It’ll come when it comes, I suppose.
The other major news is that I moved house! Danni needed somewhere more level than where we were, so we looked for a new place to live, despite us loving the old flat. We found somewhere in central Gateshead and moved a couple of months ago. The new place is nice, though I need to finish getting all the boxes unpacked. Writing this blog post isn’t exactly helping that bit!
Danni is starting to do a bit better! We bought her a harness so she doesn’t have to worry quite so much about keeping herself straight in her wheelchair, and it’s meaning that she’s been able to go out much more than was possible before it. We’ve even been out for a meal or two, it has helped that much! Of course, she’s still having major issues with gripping things and the moment the harness is taken off she flops over, but we’ll take what we can get with these things!
And lastly, this weekend I’m off to London! I’m going to be meeting a bunch of new people, which is scary, but also seeing a few people I already know, which should make things easier. I am looking forward to it despite being worried about all the new people. I’ve been assured it’ll be okay. Danni’s brother will apparently be coming over to look after her, so I’ll not have that to panic about!
So, that’s a brief roundup of what’s been going on with me. Hopefully I’ll blog again after the weekend with how it went!