Monthly Archives: April, 2013

Under Pressure

I try not to write in anger. I would much rather keep things positive and not let frustration get the better of me but what the hell, I’m human and I am allowed to be frustrated. I’m allowed to be angry. For a wheelchair user pressure sores are the risk involved in enjoying life, always …

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Nursing the nation

Please take a few minutes from your day to give this the audience it deserves. 2nd year student nurse Molly Chase recited her poem in front of the National Nursing Congress and it was a thing of powerful beauty. I will never claim to be an expert on poetry however I do know when I …

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A shattered dream

I have often been guilty of neglecting the most important issues in my life. It’s easier than facing them. In the same way as rejecting the help of a friend can be easier than letting them in and opening up. One of these issues is more challenging than others, it causes a great deal of …

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Hospital memories part 3 – Appreciating the simple things

I was back in Glasgow but nothing seemed different. I was still lying on my back staring at a grey ceiling. Couldn’t move, couldn’t breathe, couldn’t talk. I couldn’t help but feel disappointed. In some way I believed returning home would have instantly changed things for the better. Home has always been associated with normality …

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Irreplaceable

My family and my friends mean everything to me, I appreciate them more since my accident. I never anticipated relying on others so heavily and I never expected to be blessed with such great support. Anybody who knows me or has read my posts, particularly Hospital Memories Part 1, will understand how lucky I am …

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5 minutes and half a pizza

I have always grudged paying insurance. Building, contents, car, life, travel. If I am going to be a customer then I want the choice of buying the product in the first place. With many being mandatory, a tax if you like, our only choice is to pay or break the law. I understand the responsibility …

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