Category Archives: drugs

I Am Not A Beautiful And Unique Snowflake

A week ago I was arriving in London for my mini adventures in friendship and photography. Physically I’m still recovering from the exertion, emotionally I’m still trying to make sense of the complexity of reactions my time in the capital … Continue reading

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Shivered Like A Child

A small calculation this morning led me to realise that I’ve been more than usually unwell for me for over two months. In fact, if I recognise that I was already ill when I was in California but propped up … Continue reading

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Tiny Wednesday

Bollocks to Wednesday. In fact, bollocks to all Wednesdays. Every single Wednesday is made of arse and wankery. And misery. Or that might just be my Wednesdays. If I were an iguana in a taxi cab I’d probably be on … Continue reading

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Decline And Fall

I continue to sleep and sleep and sleep. When I wake I eat and poop though rarely at the same time. And I medicate. Then I sleep. The anxieties of having to look after myself again are gigantic. My persistent … Continue reading

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Merry Hospitations

Just as I was settling into an acceptance of being back on the respiratory ward things got frantic and changes came. One of the patients in my six bed bay was confirmed to have a rather virulent flu bug and … Continue reading

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Another Hospital, Another Life

The first time I had to stay in hospital came when I was a very small child and I have no memories of the experience. I think I had blood poisoning but have no idea how long I was kept … Continue reading

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Life On The Ward

Welcome to the ward. Welcome to reassuringly kindly health care professionals asking extremely personal questions. Welcome to octogenarians sharing stories of lives lived fifty, sixty years ago. Welcome to plastic cups filled with plastic-looking water to help you swallow plastic-coated … Continue reading

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