Bromancing on Valentine’s Day

Days can pass terribly slowly on a ward. Speeding them up and otherwise making them bearable takes a great deal of our energy. Thinking about home, and our lives outside of the hospital – as it might be in prison – is not altogether a helpful thing. We are in hospital. A zombie invasion has … Continue reading Bromancing on Valentine’s Day

Twitter and WordPress Cure Hospital Waiting Lists

The particular medical complaint with which I suffer is hardly the most serious disease in the world, and I understand this. Still, it is a serious enough problem, and if left untreated it promises to have some pretty serious consequences for my health. It stands to reason then that I get it dealt with as … Continue reading Twitter and WordPress Cure Hospital Waiting Lists

St. James’s Tweets its Fear of a Viral

Yesterday I blogged about it being a year since St. James’s Hospital told me that I would have to wait six months until it could perform surgery on my tailbone area to remove an ugly and painful pilonidal sinus. This is an infection which if left untreated can have serious and life threatening consequences, and … Continue reading St. James’s Tweets its Fear of a Viral

The Public Health Service is the Greatest Threat to my Life

Today is the anniversary of my visit to Mr. Brian Mehigan. Over a year ago I presented myself to a GP on O’Connell Street and informed him that I had diagnosed myself with Pilonidal Disease. Dr. Matthew McConville listened as I explained how I had discovered an open sore in my tailbone cleft and that … Continue reading The Public Health Service is the Greatest Threat to my Life