Category Archives: identification

The Trouble with Illness – the book!

The Trouble with Illness: How Illness and Disability Affect Relationships  is being published by Jessica Kingsley on 21st Jun 2017. I spent the last summer writing it, discovering files which were dated 2007 in the process; at last it’s coming … Continue reading

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I wish it was all over

 I wish it was all over  I wish everything was back as it used to be.  I want them to live for ever  I hate this situation  I wish they were dead  I am a monster to feel like this … Continue reading

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Oscar Wilde: suffering from influenza

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‘A mother who takes care of herself’

We want a mother who can take care of herself. Children can worry about their mother being ill.  Like in an aeroplane emergency, they need her to put on her own oxygen mask in order to be able to put … Continue reading

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Women can laugh at men

Women can laugh at men’s erection problems Men can laugh when men cheat on their wives. Neither are at all funny to the people concerned. They get people where it really hurts. Both can completely undermine confidence. They can turn … Continue reading

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Mothers and back pain

There seems to be a link between backache and mothers.   It may be mostly for daughters – I’m not sure whether there is the same link for men.   Mothers often have backache themselves, and it would not be surprising if their daughters … Continue reading

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Not knowing when to mention a minor symptom…

Big decisions are bad enough, but the small ones cause conflicts too. Do you tell your nearest and dearest every time you get a stiffness in the leg, a minor pain, a problem with your hand?  Or do you keep … Continue reading

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