Just how virtuous is patience?

I don’t think that I am a didactic writer. I like me some themes. I enjoy politics. Literature is great when it engages with the world. But if I want to read a pamphlet or a manifesto, I have a drawer full, I don’t need to read stories to get an opinion. I like story […]

Lyme Disease in Australia – living the li(f)e

Facebook reminded me of a post I made two years ago. I have updated it a bit and here it is, re-posted. This blog is meant to be about writing and fun things, not medical issues. However, maybe someone else going through this shit will see it and realise that they are not crazy. Lyme […]

Senate Inquiry into Lyme-like illness in Australia

Thousands of Australians are suffering from a Lyme like illness. The Australian medical profession is failing these Australians by denying the existence of the disease,  failing to diagnose the disease, and failing to provide adequate treatment. The Federal Senate is conducting an inquiry into this situation. This is great news. However, it requires material to work […]

Action on Lyme Disease in Australia

Two of my daughters have a cocktail of borellia and other bugs in their systems, after being bitten by ticks (or something else). They have suffered enormously for a very long time – severe chronic pain; horrible neurological symptoms including seizures and brain fog; intermittent paralysis; ongoing respiratory distress; and many other awful symptoms which have […]

Stay well

Mission statements, aspirational goals, EAP, policy compliance. On the one hand, box ticking. On the other, reality. It is very hard to suffer from a disease that doesn’t officially exist in your country, and is mostly ignored by the medical profession.