Category Archives: perspective on illness: personal

Introduction (Continued) (From previous blog)

I intend to follow on here immediately from the above (so it might be as well to read its last sentence again). In Greek history (within which both legend and myth are inextricably intertwined) Asclepius• was the god of healing. … Continue reading

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Introduction (Continued) (From previous blog)

in my most recent blog, I made specific reference to the well-documented triune relationship that we are all daily aware of, of body, mind and spirit. It is, of course, perfectly apparent that of the three, only body is open … Continue reading

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Depression iiib; when all the joy goes out of living.

Perhaps I might pause here from my account concerning Geraldine in my most recent blog; this in order to outline in greater detail a little more about chemically (or biogenically) induced depression. As it happens, we all – in the … Continue reading

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Coping with Anxiety: an Introduction.

Let me begin this blog with a couple of paragraphs, simply intended to record and reflect upon a truly universal mental and behavioural phenomenon. Human fear and anxiety are as old as is humanity itself. Indeed, our sub- and early … Continue reading

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“Saying” and “Hearing”.

(Note. You will note that there has been a temporary break and short delay in the posting of blogs due to illness; sorry about that. SB.) Following on from my most recent blog, the difficulty in writing to you employing … Continue reading

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More about treatment and its impact

Continuing directly on from last week’s posting, “relief”, is a likely response, in that the tumour has been removed and as one might say, “Is no longer part of me”. Such feelings at such a time can be both real … Continue reading

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Treatment and its further implications (Cont’d)

Following on from my most recent blog, there is a central point needing to be made before we go any further; and one which should be taken on-board by all healthcare staff and patients alike. It is that whilst the … Continue reading

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