‘Be the change that you wish to see in the world.’ – Mahatma Gandhi [Trigger warning for a brief mention of a suicide attempt mid-post] Considering how cutting edge medical interventions have become, it makes me really sad how slowly attitudes within medicine change. I’ve certainly written about my difficulties persuading colleagues that masturbating isn’t […]Read more "Smutathon: A change would do you good…"
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‘Have you ever longed for someone so much, so deeply that you thought you would die? That your heart would just stop beating?’ – Tracey Emin, Strangeland This is going to sound somewhat ridiculous but when it comes to meeting new patients and making new diagnoses, I have favourite diseases. I’m probably supposed to say […]Read more "What becomes of the broken hearted…"
‘You wanted to become a doctor to help people and feel better at the end of your job, I think, watching them, as the nurse takes my hand. But I don’t think you do feel better at the end of the day. You look like humans have constantly disappointed you.’ – Caitlin Moran, How to […]Read more "The doctor will see you now…"