And it looks like it’s gonna be another sleepless night.. This is the third night in a row I havent slept. I last had insomnia during the election and the agonising days after it while the nation awaited its fate. During that time myself and several others tweeted to each other via @tchee ‘s #1amclub . We passed the time sharing music, “passing drinks” and @tchee would “hand round a plate of Ferrero Rocher”. One night we danced on the bar and I even got @tim_mullen to dance with me : )
I digress.. the reason for my being awake in the not so small hours has a name, that name is Nadine Dorries. Since her vicious comments seemingly aimed at me but taking a swipe at all disabled and unemployed, I have been filled with what I can only describe as poison. It makes me shake. I can feel it in my blood, churning in my stomach, it is of course stress. Stress has also tensed up my back and neck muscles leaving me in tremendous pain but also giving me headaches and vertigo. My feet have been up all day but they hurt too. I would take some medicine to relieve the muscles but I know they will make me dopey tomorrow. Therefore I sacrifice my sleep in order to be alert as I know that there is still work for me to do.
Right now though, I want to thank you Twitter, all of you. Whether you RTd a link, wrote a blog post, tweeted a comment or commented on a blog post, even if you simply read one of them.. thank you. I have had the most amazing support this week. I have not been able to confide in family or friends about this, they wouldn’t understand and would be frustrated and upset on my behalf, they also have their own problems to deal with. Thank you for being there for me and for listening.
Now, about this blog. Please believe me when I say that I am not showing off , I didn’t make this happen – YOU did.. There have been over 6000 views of the blog in just 2 days. * That is incredible. So many people have been affected by this issue, the blog statistics are testament to that. Could I ask you to help me again though? Please support the vulnerable, help their voices be heard. Fight to stamp out ignorance, discrimination and bullying. Keep this topic trending until the media finally take notice. Together we are formidable as Ms Dorries must by now be aware. Her brag of only 50 or so constituents hearing about this must now sound foolish, even to her closed ears.
Tonight, as I lay awake thinking about Nadine Dorries and the effect she has had on my life this week, I wonder if she too is laying awake thinking the same about me?
*Since I posted this article, the blog stats went crazy as you can see.. now over 12.000 in less than one week.. thank you so much Twitter for taking notice!