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Ebo Ebo Ebonettes

“Sharp scratch.” Doctors and nurses who are inserting needles into you are obliged by law to say this now as it is punishable by death to say “You’ll feel a bit of a prick.” I’ve been needled today, in the … Continue reading

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Good Days and Bad Days

You might imagine that the worst thing about having a respiratory condition would be the difficulty with breathing. Breathing is, after all, something rather important in the grand scheme of continuing to exist. Well yes, breathing difficulties are bloody awful … Continue reading

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Body Slam

There are times when the issues with my physical health distressingly resembles a set-up of tumbling dominoes: a flare-up leads to the usual struggles with breathing and ridding myself of yet another chest infection which leads to much coughing and … Continue reading

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Strainin’, Heavin’ and Complainin’

Remember when I was laughingly describing how difficult it can be for a guy with a respiratory condition to move his room around? I forgot to mention two important details. All of the things I wrote remain true but it … Continue reading

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“Shite!” said Fred.

Even making small changes to one’s living environment can be a challenge when you live with a respiratory condition. Last night, as I failed to drift off to sleep, I reimagined my lounge with the sofa in a different place, … Continue reading

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I Mean Really, Really

City silence never is. Out there on frosted streets feet still write morse code essays on pavements at all hours. When rush hour has come and gone the hum of engines might diminish but hangs in the shadows at the … Continue reading

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