Star Bright

Being off work while my hip heals is reminding me of this time 31 years ago when I was on maternity leave with my first daughter, Victoria.  I can remember wishing the days away and just wanting it to all be over because I was big and uncomfortable (and itchy!). They always say, 'be careful... Continue Reading →

Out, Out

I'm feeling a lot better since I last wrote in Hips don’t lie. I've been out and about (just out, not out, out) a couple of times (one small step and all that...) and I am faithfully doing my exercises. Mr K is coping with the TED (Thrombo-Embolic Deterrent) socks. Have a look – he's very... Continue Reading →

Hips don’t lie

This blog post is brought to you via a cocktail of very strong painkillers, so if it doesn't make sense (well, less sense than my normal ramblings make) I am blaming dihydrocodeine with the odd syringe of oramorph. As you may remember from Presentations and Patches, my hip replacement was cancelled over a slight disagreement about... Continue Reading →

Presentations and Patches

A lot has been happening since I last posted in A little bit brave. I gave another two talks on ICP. One was at the Manchester: Maternity, Midwifery and Baby Forum on 26 September. The talk seemed to go really well and you can catch it here. When I listen back I cringe at the 'ums' and... Continue Reading →

A little bit brave

Last week I told you about how I was finding it hard to prepare a talk I was giving on the legacy of grief. I'm pleased to report that I managed to get the talk written in time. It took many stops and starts and a lot of tears, but I presented it at the... Continue Reading →

Griefology

I have three presentations about ICP (intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy) to give over the next three weeks. I am honoured to be doing this and it's a great opportunity to fly the flag for our charity, ICP Support. All the talks have different themes, but it's the first that I'm finding challenging (okay, that's not... Continue Reading →

Stop Scratching!

I was with a patient this week and something that happened that made her comment: "You should write about this in your blog". And I laughed and said: "I should, shouldn't I?". So I am. This patient (I'll call her Sally) had come for her weekly appointment at the obstetric medical clinic (obs med) at... Continue Reading →

You had one job…

When I first started thinking about registering ICP Support as a charity I spoke to the CEO of another charity to let them know what I was contemplating. Their first words were: “I hope you like fundraising because that’s what you will be doing a lot of unless you have the money to pay for... Continue Reading →

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