10 days on. It is ten days since I decided I was giving up working, and I am now working a month’s notice. I am also on much lighter duties for this period, but despite this I am still exhausted. This last week I have attended the doctor’s surgery and the hospital for a blood test […]

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End of an era

I am stopping working. I am too tired . Far too tired. All I do is eat, sleep, work and come home too tired to do anything. I am exhausted. Quality of work is being affected as well as quality of life. I am putting quality of life first. The right foot is still arthritic, […]

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Diagnosis doubtful

Diagnosis is not imminent. The BBC this weekend featured a story that one health authority in England is to restrict diagnosis for autism to  the most severe cases, whatever that means. Who decides the most severe before diagnosis? Isn’t that what diagnosis is about? Story here. As an adult I have been told, after being strongly […]

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I saw a man talking to himself last Saturday. It was just outside Huddersfield bus station at 12.30 in the early afternoon. I thought it was a little early for being drunk, until I had got passed. He was not staggering and tucked behind his left ear was a hearing aid. I wonder if he […]

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Getting a seat on the train

A story about commuting, wildebeest and sardines Getting a seat on the train is usually a question of getting an early train to work, and leaving on time. Finishing at 4pm helps me beat the rush hour. Leaving woks at 4pm is usually enough as I work  close to the station. Today I finished work […]

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Know pain, know gain

Warning: This blog contains some strong language, some honest language. If you cannot stand this I suggest you read no further — or grow up. Tuesday morning  4am I should be asleep. My brain says sleep, my eyes water with the effort of staying open and I have work to do tomorrow. That’s arthritis for […]

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Made in God’s image

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:271 Let me get this out of the way first, we are all made in the image of God. All of us, the text clearly says that male and female are created […]

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