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And Another Thing…

December, January, February, March and now here we are in the second week of April: Britain has been going through a long, cold winter and I have simultaneously been going through a long, dark teatime of the soul. Recent days … 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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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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Rebel Scum

This coming Monday I have another respiratory check-up, ostensibly to see how I’ve been getting on with the new nebuliser treatment but also potentially to decide whether I need to have IV treatment again. If so it will be 14 … Continue reading

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A Travel Through A Tube

I didn’t really do Tuesday. Not unless sleeping, waking from anxiety dreams, having a piss and then returning to sleeping and anxiety dreams counts as doing Tuesday. Does it count? You decide, I’ve disassociated myself with almost everything to do … Continue reading

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