I’ve been really perplexed about my myriad of physical and mental symptoms lately and my neurologist Dr. Biba Stanton suggested I keep note of what’s what. Okay, challenge accepted, but I need to seek out a funky journal!
I found the above on Amazon after quite a long time searching using the keywords “obscene journal”. Glitter pen already owned. Everyone needs a glitter pen in their life.
It’s brilliant. Has a set pattern of date, weather, sleep quality, stress, pain, ratings, diet etc and a blank page for thoughts and activities. Each night, if I remember and don’t prioritise my Nintendo 3DS XL, I dutifully fill out each page and see if there’s any glaring patterns. Remarkably there are so I underline in red pen like a primary school teacher.
Since the happy onset of spring, drastic mental healing and an improvement in understanding myself, I’ve identified triggers and intriguing symptom patterns. I’ve managed to differentiate between functional symptoms, mechanical symptoms from brain haemorrhage and borderline personality chaos. And a sprinkling of chronic pain. Urgh. It’s helped me know how to deal with each trigger and lessen, to an extent, physical results.
And all thanks to an “obscene journal” and must-have funky-ass glitter jumbo pen.
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