It’s not just the symptoms.
It is not just the symptoms of being ill: the pain, nausea, bowel upset, bloating, breathlessness, that are so distressing. It is also what they mean. This includes the fear … Continue reading
December 10, 2017 · Leave a comment
IBS: An Existential Issue.
There is an absence about Irene. She lives alone in a small village in the Yorkshire Dales, forty miles from the nearest town. Her husband works abroad for much of … Continue reading
July 19, 2017 · 11 Comments
Delusion: a necessary refuge from life and illness.
It is Wednesday and I am writing from my cottage in Derbyshire. All seems safe outside, a soft rain is falling and a thrush is singing from the gable end, … Continue reading
June 14, 2017 · 1 Comment
Finding the person you can be; a recipe for recovery and success.
It has been a while since I last wrote a post for this blog. I have been away on the farther flung British Islands in search of the space to … Continue reading
March 13, 2017 · 1 Comment