My medical team – still four short of a rugby XV

Do you know the way people in Ireland greet each other by saying something like: “Hi, how are you?” or even “Howya?” They might even treat you to the long version. “Hello. How have you been keeping?” I rarely get anything other than “Hi” or “there you are.” This is because people who know me, … Continue reading My medical team – still four short of a rugby XV

The A-Z of chronic illness not including J, Q, U, W, X, Y and Z (or Why I’m Sick Again And Sick Of It)

I don’t actually want to get Jaundice or VD or Yellow Fever. I’m sick again. It’s just that I can’t help noticing that I have a medical condition for all but seven letters of the alphabet. J, Q, U, W, X, Y and Z are the ones I have avoided so far. Right now it’s … Continue reading The A-Z of chronic illness not including J, Q, U, W, X, Y and Z (or Why I’m Sick Again And Sick Of It)

Sick and old and probably stupid too. But Life hasn’t killed me yet!

“Don’t let us get sickDon’t let us get oldDon’t let us get stupid, all right?” That’s what the great Warren Zevon said in his song Don’t Let Us Get Sick from the extraordinary Life’ll Kill Ya album. Well, I did get sick. And I did get old. And there are lots of people out there … Continue reading Sick and old and probably stupid too. But Life hasn’t killed me yet!