A case of mistaken identity? A matter of life and death

My Dad died four months ago from bile duct cancer, cholangiocarcinoma. Since then I’ve seemed to blog less, and in a way that may be no bad thing, I’ve been doing lots of thinking and reflecting and recharging, but have had less concentration and less inclination to put fingers to keyboard. Then this week a … More A case of mistaken identity? A matter of life and death

24 Hours in A&E

Last week I watched 24Hours in A&E for the first time on Channel 4, today I watched this week’s episode and felt like sharing just in case any of you have missed it. Filmed in Kings College Hospital, London it does what it says on the tin, reports on 24hours in one of the busiest … More 24 Hours in A&E

Ann McPherson RIP

I am dying of pancreatic cancer. I wish I wasn’t. But dying isn’t a failure on my part, it is part of life. I wish to live as long as possible, but not at the expense of enduring an undignified death. These are the words of Ann McPherson in a Guardian Comment is Free article that … More Ann McPherson RIP

End-of life care

End of life care is something of a focus for me at present. For anyone who has not read my blog before my dad has terminal cancer, Dan a close friend of mine died of a brain tumour a year ago and I also have two elderly grandparents who at 91 and 93 (next week) … More End-of life care