Losing battles you’re never going to win

My Gran ‘lost her battle with dementia’ earlier this morning. Yet since the day of the diagnosis over 5 years ago, there was only ever going to be one winner. It wasnt really a fair battle, not like two equal teams, where one has a chance of an upset, or the Lord of the Rings when the living enquire on the possibility of the dead … Continue reading Losing battles you’re never going to win

Life in the scenes – not just in the journey.

A couple of articles have prompted this reflection. The first one is here, a slightly typical Guardian article posted at the end of the Olympics and the start of the football season. It highlighted that the Olympics, and most sports apart from Football, and probably Cricket and Golf; there is the need for the Sport to educate, to reflect for us, the audience to be … Continue reading Life in the scenes – not just in the journey.

12 things to be thankful for at the end of a few challenging weeks. 

This week wasn’t meant to be this way. Our original family plan was to be away for 10 days from last week to this weekend, but the bringing forward of my wife’s hysterectomy operation changed those plans. She had the operation last Wednesday (all successful by the way) after we swiftly rearranged a weekend away in Devon , camping, just so that we could have … Continue reading 12 things to be thankful for at the end of a few challenging weeks. 

Nurses make the worst patients.. but make acute reflections on the state of the NHS.  

Early this morning my beloved wife and nurse practitioner) Lynn, wrote the following on her Facebook page having just had surgery at north tees hospital. An astute reflection of the state of the NHS from both sides of the recovery bed. The NHS needs more funding. Not less and be judged on its current underfunded state. As I lie in my hospital bed following major … Continue reading Nurses make the worst patients.. but make acute reflections on the state of the NHS.