Medical Memoirs – Adam Kay, The Prison DR

The Prison Doctor – I was drawn to Dr Amanda Brown’s account of her journey from village GP to a Dr behind bars, as so often “prison stories” are (quite rightly) dominated by the inmates, so to have a book from the point of view of someone who cares for the inmates/residents is refreshing, as it provides a new perspective. ” ‘It’s like eating Ready … Continue reading Medical Memoirs – Adam Kay, The Prison DR

Privilege/Stupidity of forgetting a symptom.

I have been ill since I was 10 years old (I’m currently 20) meaning I have had the time to experiment and discover what helps relieve my long-list of symptoms. The most notable symptom I have been successful in easing is nausea which absolutely plagued the early years of my illness. The most effective way I have found to keep my nausea in check is … Continue reading Privilege/Stupidity of forgetting a symptom.

Silly things people say – invisible illnesses

Usually when people say stupid things to my mum and I, I politely make non-committal noises because I haven’t got the energy to correct them and I hate confrontation. However I wish I was more assertive like my mom who responses with the truth (often embarrassing me in the process), so I have wrote some of my responses here. ‘You look well!’ that would be … Continue reading Silly things people say – invisible illnesses