• 3 lessons NHS Urology have taught me

      Last week I shared the news that I was in Urinary Retention and living with an indwelling catheter. It was writing the post last week that reminded me that this current experience hasn’t been a fluke and has been one that’s lasted for the whole of this year. In January, I began complaining about

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  • Cath and Friends: Life with an Indwelling Catheter

    DISCLAIMER: This is my own PERSONAL opinion and experience Photography: Millie Clinton It’s known that in the world of unlucky cats, three drains and magpies that bad luck comes in three. And, I think I’ve surely reached the end of this cycle. Break up, redundancy and now a dysfunctional bladder. It has to be nearly

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  • Things I wish knew about redundancy

    Ev discusses the uncanny parallels between redundancy and breakup experiences, delving into emotions, rejection, recruiter dynamics, and the grieving process. Explore the unspoken truths and personal insights shared by someone navigating these turbulent life changes. Join the conversation and share your own journey.

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  • The Cost of Chronic Illness

    You’d have to be living under a rock if you missed the recent media coverage of Kate Garraway’s documentary. In it, she shed light on the staggering cost and intensity of her late husband’s round-the-clock care, revealing that the family was spending £16,000 per month. This left Garraway in debt despite earning a generous salary

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  • The Art of Habits

    As regular readers will know, I have experienced a collection of life changing experiences over the last few months. While, I’m finding peace with the actual events they have been matched with different coping strategies and one of them has been habit building. And yes, I know that I am very late to the party

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  • The girl, the nerve and the clinic

    ‘I’m sorry but your MRI and nerve conduction studies have been much of the same’. Pain Consultant, St Thomas’ I’ve spent the last 8 years battling to be heard in a saturated back-logged NHS. I’ve been known to be like an Xl Bully dog when meeting a neurologist, pain consultant or GP. I never thought

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  • The Vehicle That Ran Out Of Gas

    For me, the show acted as a constant, it was there when I needed to be alone with my emotions, but it also acted as a religious event in my family home. Every Sunday, we would sit down and watch the latest edition on BBC 2, all gagging for a laugh about a subject we had no real interest in but the chemistry/personality was what connected my family, even during difficult times. It was a constant.

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