I sigh and look dejectedly at my bed, swallowing the trepidation that threatens to escape from its poorly built cage. Please, let tonight be a good night. I slip out of my clothes and put on my pyjama top, feeling the soft cotton caress my skin as it falls into place. I lift the corner of … More Why can’t you just let me sleep?
“Rose would be a good person to talk to, if she’s up for it.” I was being that annoying medical student again, asking staff for patients who would likely consent to speaking to me. I was with my friend Jack, and with that we made our way through the confusing maze of rooms before we … More She told me she was committed to killing herself
If there’s one piece of advice people in the healthcare system would tell you has saved their life, it’s “Don’t take it home with you.” Sounds heartless? Sounds trivial? It’s not. Doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, the list goes on. People who see both the durability and fragility of life every day. People who witness … More Don’t take it home with you