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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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The Hardest Thing In This World Is To Live In It

First jet lag and then days and days of what I hope is just a terrible cold and not yet another flare up have thrown sleep patterns into chaos and dampened my mental faculties. As it is I still can … Continue reading

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Travelling Man (Again)

I’m sitting in the special assistance lounge and it is a little over three hours before departure. I’ve already had one full blown panic attack this morning when I was struggling to move around through pain and breathlessness at breakfast. … Continue reading

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Where’s Your Head At?

My head has been to some dark places over the last couple of days. After a week of me predominantly feeling capable of human actions and interactions Friday slammed me into the ground like a cop who decided I looked … Continue reading

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So I Turn Myself To Face Me

The Diana anniversary stuff interests me in an entirely personal as well as a wider cultural sense as it reminds me that twenty years ago I was in the cusp of a huge emotional and mental breakdown which was to … Continue reading

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Smoke And Goldeness

My sore throaty voice place continues to make me sound like I’m having my larynx scraped by tiny oesophageal dredgers, all made of razors and thorn. Allegedly this means I am emitting sexy sounds. Personally I think I couldn’t be … Continue reading

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Kinda Shoulda Sorta Woulda…

What is it like to be in sorts? I know all too well what being out of sorts feels like but in order for this antithetical experience to exist there surely has to be the initial contrary experience? No? Anyone? … Continue reading

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