Category Archives: Health

Your health & the health of loved ones is so important but also difficult to keep in control.

A poem dedicated to the sons and daughters who have lost their father to dementia & couldn’t say Happy Fathers’ Day

I miss having to buy a card, I miss having to think what to say, I miss phoning you to let you know You’re special on Fathers’ Day. I missed the last two years of your life, I missed your … Continue reading

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The NHS and my experience of the Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester

My experience of the NHS has been, shall I say sporadic with sudden major one off events happening at irregular intervals and on the whole I would say it has been a positive experience. But today I am happy to say … Continue reading

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It’s a New Age for old age

I can remember when I first witnessed ‘old age’; it’s not up there with my other ‘firsts’ including first kiss (that was pretty disgusting & put me off the whole thing for a long time) or first time on a plane, … Continue reading

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NHS Cervical Screening Programme, not to be missed

Too busy. Too embarrassed. Too painful. These are the main reasons given by women for not keeping or making their appointment to have a cervical smear. Like Breast Screening, that I covered in a previous post, it’s something we don’t enjoy … Continue reading

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‘First one in last one out’ or is it ‘last one in first one out’? Does the brain decide what has priority?

Can you remember your first words, thoughts, likes, dislikes? Of course you can’t because the chances are you were less then three years old and for most adults, childhood memories start from when you are around 7 years old. So … Continue reading

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Breast Screening: hardly a pleasure trip but the consequences of not having it could be far more unpleasant

When I received a letter from the Somerset Breast Screening Centre, the alarm bells started to ring. Why had they contacted me? What did they know that I didn’t? Having had the X-ray, would I go through days of mentally … Continue reading

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Where has my father gone? The dementia took him.

The non-italic lines represent my father’s rational & coherent thoughts The italic lines represent the dementia taking hold “Please don’t let them take me”. Quick call the police, we’re being murdered in our beds. “I know I’m losing my marbles” … Continue reading

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