Diary of a Survivor

I am a Winner

I never win anything - except once at a very smart Ball I won a year's supply of deodorant, my raucous friends thought this very funny,  but I've won nothing meaningful.  Until this Christmas Eve, when Dave our postman called up to me to say he had a special...

Update on the 10 Commandments today

In today's complex world, when our leaders don't even know what is the law - or even abide by it - I found this update on the Commandments; it seems to make more sense than rules which change every day.  I quite like Nos. 1 and 3  - to be repeated when dealing with...

Is the NHS too arrogant to apologise?

Yet another scandal hits the NHS, this time contained in the Cumberlege Report, covering investigations into Primodos, sodium valproate and pelvic mesh, and chaired by Baroness Cumberlege.   Taking its title from The Hippocratic Oath, ... First, Do No Harm - it paints...

Taking command of our own health

Currently the media is full of comment about relaxing regulations around lockdown. But, if we have successfully self-isolated, and probably developed a new way of life, there is nothing to say we have to revert back to how we were before.  If we are worried about...

The Indoor Mountain-climbing Club Cartoons

Here is a selection of cartoons and comments on  current times_   A Canadian friend says "got myself a seniors GPS--not only gets me where I want to go- but it also reminds me of why I wanted to go there in the first place.  ________________________ If they put...

Life today

Silly me - it's taken me weeks to realise self-isolation means others protecting me.  And I thought it was to keep me away from infecting them!  One always thinks one is invincible, but I have to realise at 81 with umpteen conditions, I must protect myself. It has...

Supermarket greed

Guess who must be making a fortune today?  Supermarkets.  Instead of pathetically wringing their hands and asking shoppers to think of others before panic buying, they should have put rationing in place.  The BBC has published a heartfelt plea from a Nurse...

When will the NHS think about patients?

The Paterson case rears its very ugly head again, and again the NHS's neglect of patient care is highlighted in the most horrific circumstances. Surgeon Ian Paterson's treatment of patients with breast cancer was so bad that he has been given a 20-year prison...

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