Episode 12

One of the things that I have found very interesting with being physically unwell is the talk around mental illness. I think it is really great that the medical profession now talks openly to people about their mental state. Some studies show that up to 33% of people...Read More

Episode 11

Recently I went to visit a friend in hospital. He’d become sick quite suddenly and then had to have heart surgery quite quickly. At a guess, I’d say that it was 4-5 days post-surgery and when I went in, he looked good. I was a bit unsure about going in to see him....Read More

Episode 10

“You’ve got balls” is an unusual compliment and maybe not one you hear every day. But yesterday, when I was with my personal trainer Paul, that is what he said to me. And it got me thinking. I went to urban dictionary online and looked at the definition. I was hoping...Read More

Episode 9

As part of having open heart surgery, the way doctors get access to your heart is roughly like this: Your chest is cut open. This is known as a sternotomy and is usually 6-8 inches long. The breastbone is cut. Your rib cage is pulled apart. Full access is now gained...Read More
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Episode 8

One Thursday night in February 2011, Stephen and I were heading out for dinner with a friend. We waited at the restaurant for a while and then we just ate because she hadn’t arrived and wasn’t answering her phone. When we got home, I went straight to bed as I didn’t...Read More


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