Technically, aged 25, I am a millennial. Glossing over the fact that this term throws together millions of young people- at a time in your life where a couple of years, for instance, can make the difference between a near affordable degree and one that will land you with a debt worthy of a small country- does it actually help anyone?
We’ve all read about the girl who has months left to live and is following her bucket list through to completion or the cancer survivor who lives each day as … Continue reading What’s purpose anyway?
Illness isn’t inspiring. I’ve often heard lines like “He’s so inspiring, I could never do what he does,” when someone expresses their admiration for a person suffering from a serious illness. It’s a nice … Continue reading Illness isn’t inspiring.
On learning about my CF, an ex boyfriend of mine very kindly (and with only a small hint of panic in his voice) once asked how he’d know if I … Continue reading Project management and pills
Ah it’s that time again. Home Intravenous Antibiotics and work. Always a tricky balance, but one made a lot easier for me this time by a job I truly enjoy … Continue reading Don’t mind me; I spilt some heparin in your coffee
Patience and perspective come in handy in many professional situations. They’re also pretty useful qualities to have when a doctor is sticking a plastic wire up your nose while passing … Continue reading Nothing like a nasal potential difference test to teach a little patience
I moved to London late November last year all full of hope and expectations for the year to come. I’d got a new job and things were looking good. Since … Continue reading Allow yourself a stumble or two
…Why yes actually, I spent a very engaging 6 hours in hospital taking part in a first-of-its-kind phase III clinical gene therapy trial. Could have done with an actual day … Continue reading “Do anything nice on your day off then?”