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My right foot lifted to begin the day's fight with gravity and a stick of dynamite 
exploded inside my left hip. I was sure bone had shattered. 432 more words

Motor Neurone Disease (MND)

TODAY FIVE PEOPLE in the UK will join Professor Stephen Hawking, having been diagnosed with MND. They will be told that there is no cure and it is terminal. 242 more words

Zen and the art of exhaust maintenance

My wife's wedding ring is hanging on a cord around my neck...  

…She’d been told to take it off or it would be taped to her finger, so before she was taken away we tied it tightly to the cord that runs through the hood of my sweat shirt. 987 more words


White rabbits

The gain dial for the pain in my legs cranked higher as my unintended siesta was interrupted by the door bell.

Swinging my half dead legs so my already laced up feet met the ground, I pushed hard with my arms to get upright. 589 more words


Disability - A buddhist taboo?

At 3AM last night I was thankful to wake up choking...

..Thankful because if I hadn’t woken up, who knows what would have happened. Whilst in deep sleep, some of the contents of my stomach travelled northwards but took the wrong route back. 950 more words


Croke Park Abseil for Motor Neurone Disease

On Saturday I did something completely new to me: a 100ft abseil from the roof of Croke Park in Dublin (the third largest sports stadium in Europe, by the way). 491 more words


Remembering that day.

It is almost the exact hour, when twenty seven years ago time stopped for me.

It was a Friday morning. I was working on the geriatric ward as a student nurse. 690 more words