My name is Sharon Lawson
I have been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and back in 1996 had an arterio-venous malformation rupture which resulted in an intracerebral haemorrhage. I underwent full rehabilitation at the Edinburgh Western General hospital’s neurosciences department over the following months and then progressed to the Astley Ainslie rehabilitation hospital in Edinburgh. It was miraculous that I regained enough movement down my initial hemiplegic left side to be able to walk slowly with a walking stick.
I started this blog on a therapeutic level and to express my inner thoughts. Both pleasant and unpleasant experiences in life are shared to alleviate inner stress and illustrate to people that they are not alone with their concerns and experiences.
I would like to thank my husband, family and friends for their ongoing encouragement, love and eternal support.
What I Do
I am unfortunately retired on medical grounds so immerse myself in various interests from films, walks, videogames and more to keep distracted from my noisy mind.
I used to be a member of the administration team on the uncensored media site Documenting Reality and very much enjoyed carrying out website administration, content addition and technical support. A very productive decade and now I’m back to being a regular member.
Past Employment Experience
Laboratory Assistant and Trainee Mortician at The Royal Brompton Hospital
(1999 – 2001)
Assisted with the pathologists and MLSOs in the histopathology department. Ran the everyday functions of the mortuary, performed autopsies with the pathologist, liased with undertakers and laid bodies out for family viewing. I have been doubted about this role however I possess documentation from Human Resources to qualm such disbelief 😅
Dental Nurse at New King’s Road Dental Practice
(1997 – 1999)
A dental nurse in training for a brief period which was fascinating, especially assisting the oral surgeon on a Thursday evening! Was studying to qualify but wasn’t my life goal as I wanted to work in end of life services.
Postwoman for Royal Mail Scotland
(1994 – 1996)
My first job straight from leaving high school. Great fun, good banter in the office and brilliant exercise. Loved it at Christmas making children excited giving them cards and parcels.