Sleeping

Falling Awake

In the early hours of this morning I woke with a start. I’d been dreaming I was in a house with Fat Sister. It was my house, although it wasn’t the castle. We were in the bathroom and she was… read more

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Under a Cloud

Cushions are one of the crucial safety features for me at the castle, loads and loads of them, including some shaped like biscuits and some like clouds.

I had a long “ticcing fit” in the early hours of the… read more

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Stolen Lemon Manifesto

I’ve been enjoying something of a dip in the regularity and severity of my ‘ticcing fits’ in the last couple of weeks and one benefit has been a welcome increase in the number of uninterrupted nights sleep I’ve had.… read more

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The Birds

I woke up to a ‘ticcing fit’ at 4.00am yesterday morning, and for several hours afterwards I struggled to get back to sleep. But I was still awake when the birds started chirping, and inevitably, my tics had something… read more

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A Dream of Walking Again

This morning I woke from a vivid dream feeling foolish for taking a silly risk. It took me a moment to realise I’d been dreaming and that I wasn’t about to get told off by my friends for dangerous decision-making.… read more

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I Hear Thunder

It’s Saturday morning (although only just). I’m lying awake a little after midnight and I’m surrounded by much more noise than normal. There’s rain relentlessly beating down outside and I can hear the high-pitched squeal of water sloshing over gutters.… read more

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Buzzer Blow

I’ve mentioned previously the buzzer I keep strapped to my hand while I’m asleep so I can raise the alarm if I have a ‘ticcing fit’ during the night. I’ve also mentioned the recent reoccurrence of my read more

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Buzzer Buddy

The other night I had a ‘ticcing fit’ in the middle of the night. My muscles had gone very tense and my body was so locked up I couldn’t press my buzzer to raise the alarm.

Thankfully… read more

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Shaking and Stirred

Last night, as I tried to settle back to sleep after waking up for no particular reason, I started to shake gently. I wasn’t worried by this because it’s something I’ve done since childhood when I’m going to sleep. In… read more

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Nightmare

It’s the middle of the night and I’ve opened my computer to write about a very unpleasant dream I’ve just had.
Here’s what happened:

Poppy and I were out shopping in town. We left my wheelchair outside a trendy… read more

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