Tag Archives: health

On hold…

The dog and I watched the dawn come up from the doorstep. We had seen the stars sparkle in the moonlight and watched the mistwraiths dance in the fields as the first pre-dawn light crept over the horizon. It was … Continue reading

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Afghanistanadventures#39 – Learning who’s who at the Lal clinic ~Mary Smith

Reblogged from Mary Smith’s Place: Lal October 1989 After the excitement of arriving in Lal I experienced a sense of desolation when Khudadad left next day. Although we’d been travelling companions for barely two weeks, not only had I come … Continue reading

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Sensory Deprivation?

I was no more than five years old. We were staying with one of my great-grandmothers for a while. She was an old lady by that point, with a sharp mind and a wicked sense of fun. She was also … Continue reading

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Afghan Adventures#31 Women’s health, women’s work, women’s place in the scheme of things ~ Mary Smith

Reblogged from Mary Smith’s Place: Next day, I spent the morning in the women’s clinic with Zohra. I was embarrassed at finding it difficult to understand the women who fired questions at me, making me feel my command of the … Continue reading

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Afghan Adventures ~ Mary Smith #13 #Babies

Reblogged from MarySmith’sPlace: Although Hussain didn’t encourage house visits he could never bring himself to refuse, even though experience was teaching him the messenger’s ‘emergency’ was probably nothing worse than an indigestion attack. But there was always the fear that … Continue reading

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Special request

Dear Universe, can I just say That everything now smells of hay, I’ve cut the lawn down, best I can, (And wished I could employ a man…) Cause, what with all the sun and rain, The green stuff had gone … Continue reading

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Laughter really is the best medicine … Fransi Weinstein

Reblogged from 365 and Counting: I can’t tell you how many times I ‘ve heard that over the course of my life and I’m pretty sure you’ve probably heard it more than a few times, too. Laughing has never been … Continue reading

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The vampires of summer…

Spare a thought for the vampire in summer, For, while everyone else seeks the sun, He must hide in the darkness and shadow And from errant sunbeams must run. While the sunbathers tan to perfection. Going golden and brown as … Continue reading

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“I will send you for X-rays,” the nice doctor said, “And for physio too while we wait. I’ll just make the appointment and get you booked in… Would you rather have early or late?” Which is why, as the dawn … Continue reading

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Shades of (Soylent) Green…

“I thought this was part of making you well,” said my son. “I’m not sure pumping you full of dye is healthy.” I’m none too sure either, but an ‘MRI scan with contrast’ was what the doc had ordered, so … Continue reading

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