Category Archives: Medicine

Old Enough To Die.

Nick Posted this quote on his Facebook page: “”Once I realised I was old enough to die, I decided that I was also old enough not to incur any more suffering, annoyance or boredom in the pursuit of a longer … Continue reading

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A Good Night’s Sleep – Hopefully.

Since about two months ago I have been having constant pain in the upper back and finally it was diagnosed about two weeks ago as fibromyalgia. During the day time it is manageable but when I sleep if I have … Continue reading

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Surprise!

The door bell rang at 11.30 am this morning and I found a courier from Amazon with a parcel for me. First, this is the first time that I received a parcel from Amazon on a Sunday and secondly, I … Continue reading

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Urban Legends.

Pleases click on the image to get a larger resolution. That X-ray shows both hip joints replaced with prostheses. Both my hip joints have been replaced and having worn out, one has been revised twice and the other once. The … Continue reading

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Memory Trigger 16 – The Walking Stick.

This article in the Guardian, naturally took me back to early 1981 when I had to start using a walking stick to navigate my way around due to both my hip joints giving me trouble. For the past 36 years … Continue reading

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Farewell 2016.

“An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.” ~ Bill Vaughan Being a pesoptimist, I would be going to bed at my usual time and … Continue reading

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Memory Trigger – 6. Quitting A Position With A Non Profit.

Cathy’s post Another DeCision triggered off this journey down memory lane for me. It was the year 2007. I was primary caregiver for my late wife and also running my household as house-husband. I had retired from all full time … Continue reading

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Dallas Buyers Club.

I am¬†writing this post while the impact of the film is still buzzing around in my brain. Manjiree and Ranjan had seen it a long time ago and had been telling me to see it but somehow or the other, … Continue reading

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Profit Based Healthcare.

What a topic to write on! One of my pet grouses is the modern medical profession’s obsession with profits rather than patient welfare and very obligingly, Shackman has suggested this week’s Friday LBC topic to enable me to let off … Continue reading

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Care Giving II.

Continuing from where I left off yesterday, let me start off by going back to the beginning of my caregiving experiences. Urmeela suffered multiple cardiac and cerebral infarcts in 2001. After the initial hospitalisation and coming home she was advised … Continue reading

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