This Is Going To Hurt by Adam Kay

Book by Adam Kay

Like so many people, I have a personal appreciation for the NHS. The services, care and dedication that people in the NHS gave to me, and many of my family members and friends, from birth to now shaped me a lot and are amongst the many reasons I wanted to get my current job in […]

Changing Gears

Edited sunset

Sometimes living life in the fast lane or on the harder setting is beneficial. Occasionally it means we reap greater rewards and people are more likely to comment on the amount of work or effort we put in. Sometimes though it goes unrewarded, unnoticed and just puts us into harms way for a situation in […]

Three Months Post Surgery Update

The 15th of August marked three months since I went under the knife, had my sternum broken and had some of my aorta saved from dissecting. Since then it has been a bit of an up and down journey with moments of feeling like a completely new person and times of desperately struggling to do […]

My Life: An Update

Okay wow this is going to be a much harder post to write than I thought it was going to be. Before sitting down to write it I thought that everything would just flow but as I stare at the screen it is very clear how hard it will be to put everything into words. […]

My future. Want kids? Where to live? What job? Who matters most? And more.

We need to talk. But this is not some rubbish about the birds and the bees or overcoming your first heartbreak. This is about me, understanding what I say and what I want from my life. So often I am told these views will change or it is just how I feel now but I […]

ZzzQuil Sleeping Tablets

I went through a phase where nothing at all would make me sleep. From home remedies involving lavendar sprays on pillows and relaxing teas before bed to prescribed sleeping tablets and meditation techniques from my GP. My mind was just whirring too much and full of thoughts and panics about life, the day just gone […]

Let Us Talk About… Misunderstanding The Medication

I get asked all the time, by doctors and pharmacists, what I take the medication I do for. Some expect me to say to help with panic attacks or others think it is because of high blood pressure. But when they ask I am able to actually to them that I have this particular beta-blocker […]