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Volunteering

Hello,

I have had my 2 covid vaccinations. The most recent 1 was on the 7th May, Friday 2021.

I will be starting a volunteering course with Spires and will have my volunteering placement with them. I also will be helping Spires with the recruitment of learners for their courses.

I took a look at their Spireslearning website and saw that it is out of date. It refers to September 2020. They will need to update it with current course information, as well as plan and carry out a social media campaign too.

I am looking forward to being a useful addition to their team.

Atonic Seizures caused by Antipsychotic medication

I have suffered with Atonic Seizures for 2 to 3 years. It arose from taking Paliperidone. A horrid drug for me. I then after requesting numerous times got changed to depixol yet I still suffer from Atonic seizures and dissociative weakness. On the 21st January I am having a medicine review and hope they change my medication and don’t sweet talk me into staying with depixol.

7th February 2019

Over the last year I have made an effort to say morning and afternoon to people when I am out on the street. Sometimes they look serious and once you say hello, they smile back and say morning and afternoon too. I have been doing this to help my social anxiety. Sometimes they just look at me and walk on. Don’t take the silence personally, some people still follow the rule of not to speak to strangers, yet we are adults now. Nothing wrong with being nice to one another. I need to get past this ice breaker and develop friendships. To have friends to visit different places with or to spend time with combating social isolation.

Update 14/06/2018

Hello.

I continue to have head drops and fall sleepy. Sometimes it is random, sometimes it’s in response to what people say and sounds, light and shadow too. Medication plays a part in prolonging it. I’m to trust the Doctors. I have not been very active yet still give thanks for what I am still able to do. Reading the new testament, trying to also learn my timetable to keep my mind active. I’ve been listening to the world around me, some of it reminds me of family life, some of it advises what I should eat and drink. Listening to music all the time the mind ends up relying on it like a drug to get through the day. I have been trying to take a break from it.

The time is 22:43 and I will wipe the kitchen counters and the table.

Observation about language use

For some individuals that have conscious & unconscious interpretation, particularly when young, when adults for example say butt seer or blouse and skirt, or are loose with their language re swearing around children, it can impact child development. Observing how adults relate, a child may have developmental issues that carry on into their adult years.

There are certain things / behaviours we cannot be care free about, which transcend time.