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Uni Updates

It has been a rocky few months which ended with me missing my exams and being referred to see an ear, nose and throat surgeon. Yes, an actual surgeon. The only time I have ever had surgery was when I was seven and at that point in medical history doctors were obsessed with removing tonsils from kids to stop tonsillitis. What they didn’t foresee is that years later these children would have various throat infections and viruses in place of the tonsillitis. Fortunately I seem to have ‘grown out of’ (a favorite catchphrase of every doctor I had during my childhood and teens) those andRead More →

Blizzon Thoughts

I know there will be a few people reading this entry (and having seen my comments on facebook regarding Blizzcon) that may have absolutely no idea what I am talking about. So before I begin a small breakdown of what Blizzcon is and why it is so important. It is a yearly convention held in California by the video game company Blizzard Entertainment. This company is responsible for games such as World of Warcraft, Warcraft 1-3, Diable 1 & 2, and Starcraft 1 & 2. The first of these I have been playing since it came out in February 2005 and is a passion ofRead More →

Memories

Previously Reading Week, which is basically a week’s holiday from University, has been only seen as a holiday rather than a time to get reading done. This year? I have loads to do. I have so much reading to do; starting with Finishing Waverly by Walter Scott, then Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and then onto Jekyll and Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. I also have a context essay due on the 31st and another on the 3rd November. So yes, I am a busy bee!   It’s Blizzcon this weekend, which means I am relaxing and is a nice pat on the back for myselfRead More →

Spoonies R Us

A strange title you might be thinking, it isn’t as random as it appears. I had an appointment with the University’s disability team, and during it we were discussing my time at Leeds University. I recalled that at that time I had not come to recognise myself as disabled yet, I was still learning about the full extent of my hypermobility syndrome and being diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The use of the term ‘disabled’ has been widely criticised as it makes people feel as though they are being told they are unable to do the same as an ‘able’ person. I personally don’t feelRead More →

Uni Updates

I have failed miserably at posting weekly, although in my defense it was not entirely my thought! I managed to contract the dreaded Freshers’ Flu, which being an asthmatic is not a good thing. I finally began to feel better this week and my body decided to throw some terribly migraines my way. I seem to be feeling better now, right in time for my birthday which is tomorrow. Wow, that has snuck up on me fast! I should, as seems to be the ‘trend’ for my age feel old. I don’t. I feel comfortable in my own skin at long last. That has beenRead More →