A Little Itch at Christmas

When it gets to this time of year I start thinking about when my youngest was born. Those of you who know me will know that this pregnancy came after two stillbirths (Victoria and Olivia)  and one live birth in between the girls – Alex. When I was pregnant with Alex I spent six weeks... 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 →

I’m not even joking

I was walking from East Acton to Queen Charlotte's & Chelsea Hospital on Friday morning and started day-dreaming about what I would do if I won the Lottery. I do this quite a lot these days because funding for ICP is becoming harder to obtain, so my daydream always starts with me presenting my professor... Continue Reading →

I got the Hippy, Hippy Shake

I've been given the date for my hip replacement.  6 October – THAT took the wind out of my sails! I kept saying to the PA, "Um... so that's the date then? The ACTUAL date?". She must have wondered what planet I was on (it's called Planet Denial). Wow. It's actually going ahead. I'm hoping... Continue Reading →

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