Wonky

“Oh no!” The silver ball flew through the air and rolled into obscurity on the grey speckled carpet. The nurse quickly dropped to her knees and combed the floor with her blue rubber gloves. I leaned forwards, woozily sat back up, then told her not to worry. I was secretly relieved. That piercing had been…

A Rum Day

The eye patch slid down over my left eye as I focused on the orange dot. “All I need now is a parrot.” “Push your chin downwards. Tilt your forehead forwards. Stay still. Don’t blink.” I began my staring contest with the laser scanner, fighting the urge. Both eyes prickled and began to water. I…

MIA

As I peed unceremoniously into a transparent plastic pot, I wondered how this process has been overlooked in the medical revolution. After thoroughly washing my hands, I tentatively clutched my warm gift as I surreptitiously walked back through the waiting room. I bee-lined towards the small window, and deposited my pot. I wondered if I…

Cocooned

For someone that has FOMO*, this situation I’m in can feel like a bit of a drag. I’m in a cocoon, waiting to emerge. My leg is sealed in a futuristic brace, which poses a fashion dilemma each morning. Sharing pictures of my dog is now my staple, and although Fred is photogenic, I realise that people can only…

You’re broken? I’m broken too!

Today is the EU Referendum. It’s a big decision, and due to David Cameron’s bluff being called during his negotiations, it’s been given to us, the people. This isn’t an explicitly political post, but I wanted to share my favourite moments from the campaigns which doesn’t focus on the below-the-belt nastiness. These include the mystic moggy on…

Hopping Mad – Top 10 Tips for Crutches

When I was younger, I thought being on crutches looked like fun. Swinging on sticks and having your friends sign your cast – did it get much better than that? Now that I’ve had the pleasure of being on one leg for over a year collectively, I’m not sure I feel the same way. So, if you ever…