‘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…"
‘We are healthy only to the extent that our ideas are humane.’ – Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Breakfast of Champions I’ve written a few times on this blog about my different ‘sides’ and how the lines between these different versions of me are blurring. My online, personal and work personas were originally well demarcated and I […]Read more "The big problem…"
‘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…"