Category Archives: Literature

Information Reinforcement

Tuesday evening, just hooked myself up to the day’s third dose of IV antibiotic. It’s all routine now. The hand washing and the sterilising beforehand, the pressure required to flush the line with saline, the check to make sure the … Continue reading

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Luke 22:19

It seems obvious to say that hospital is a place where you get a lot of time to think yet any time I’ve had to stay under the care of the NHS it does strike me that I am alone … Continue reading

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Of Nice And Me

My right forearm feels sore, as though an inked needle had repetitively been thrust under the skin in order to leave a permanent design etched upon it. Wait a moment. Well bless my tiny dancer’s shoes and call them loaves … Continue reading

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So What, So What, So Fucking What?

Every Sunday is like Sunday. And so are all the other days. I don’t get dressed. I Netflix. I eat stuff. I stare at the walls. I contemplate how little value my existence brings to the world. And that’s just … Continue reading

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Don’t Walk, Don’t Walk, Don’t Walk

I’m not a waity kind of guy at the best of times. This is not the best of times (feel free to ponder Dickensian revolutionary fiction if you wish). While it seems most likely that my admittance to hospital will … Continue reading

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The Weariness, The Fever And The Fret

The upside of powerful painkillers is pretty obvious – they’re quite well suited to killing pain powerfully for a while which can be a blessing when every day has pain and pain and pain. The downside of powerful painkillers can … Continue reading

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A Hunger Artist

Carry on coughing. All the way the the coffin. Alternate that with sleep which ends whenever sweating becomes too uncomfortable or the dreams of Doctor Who stuff (which I love) are interrupted by anxiety shit about losing my car or … Continue reading

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