The meanderings of my mind
*G in the A-Z Writing Challenge. "How do I start each day with purpose?" in the 21 Day Writing Journey What am I grateful for today? That is what ask myself first thing each morning when I wake from a restorative sleep. Ok, that's baloney. I do not have restorative sleep, I have disrupted rest. Sometimes … Continue reading Gratitude
*D in the A-Z Writing Challenge. Title and topic suggested by someone in the London Writer' Salon, 1pm writing hour today. Let's Dance. Dancing is to me a doing of wonder. A glorious embodiment of music that fuels and is fuelled by the soul. I have loved expressing myself to music since I was a … Continue reading Dance
*C in the A-Z Writing Challenge I'm doing in September Today I celebrate connection. In order to do that, I'll start with the converse. Is that isolation? I am assuming so. Isolation is a state I often find myself in as a person with a long term chronic health condition. I live with my husband … Continue reading Cornucopia
*B in the A-Z Writing Challenge I'm doing in September. A went a bit awry. Can I connect to myself? Healing is happening. But as I heal, I realise that buried within me lie fields of emotion. Great crops of grief, pain, sadness and loss reaching to the horizons of my mind and beyond. The … Continue reading Buried
One week and an hour or so from the moment I write this, is our day. Mum's and my day. What day is that? you ask. On Friday 18 October 2019, mum and I are giving evidence to the Infected Blood Inquiry in London. Run by Sir Brian Langstaff QC, we are now into the … Continue reading Evidentially Yours
Am I anti-NHS?
If you've heard recently about the Infected Blood Inquiry and read the media reports you may be getting the impression the NHS fucked up. You may be thinking that we, the contaminated community, are waging a decades long war against the NHS. That we are accusing them as a body of destroying our lives and … Continue reading Am I anti-NHS?
I am a Remainer
Oh no! Why is she writing a post about Brexit? Don't we hear enough about that already?? Let's be honest, have you? No, specifically this week ... have you heard about Brexit? Maybe you've stopped listening to or watching the news to preserve your own sanity. I understand that. However, this week I urge you … Continue reading I am a Remainer
Here We Go Again
I'm thinking about the Public Inquiry into Contaminated Blood. The one gearing up for its first public hearings this April. Admittedly my title isn't pedantically fair as this is the first statutory public inquiry we have had. However, anyone who has been involved with campaigning as long as I have will know the sinking, drowning … Continue reading Here We Go Again
Penrose promises …
Next week is a milestone in the history of the contaminated blood campaign. It is the publication of the final report from 7 years of hard work put into the Scottish Public Inquiry into Hepatitis C/HIV acquired infection, from NHS treatment in Scotland with blood and blood products.http://www.penroseinquiry.org.ukWhat does this mean?Good question. This is the first … Continue reading Penrose promises …