Category Archives: depression

the sins of the father

“Australian” says the sticker the librarian has applied to this book. I guess Australians want to read about themselves? Maybe the designation is for the benefit of the large number of library users who come from other countries and want … Continue reading

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Alive – but not a great life

Yes, I survived radical robotic prostatectomy. Life without a cancerous prostate is not great, however. We all know about this issue – the side effects of the surgery (impotence, incontinence) are not good, and lots of men have prostate cancer … Continue reading

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together

In August I developed a sore back while running to work. Over a few weeks it gradually got better and I started running to work again. After about a week of running the same thing happened again. Suspecting something significant … Continue reading

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art imitates my life

I don’t know what haruspicy* means, but this is the story of my life at the moment: Lerner, Ben (2014) 10:02, London, Granta, p. 206 A doctor discovers accidentally that the main character in poet Ben Lerner’s novel 10:02 has an unusual … Continue reading

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all over

I’ve been running as long as I can remember. I remember being the boys captain of our school athletic team that travelled to a small country town (Dorrigo) for an inter-school competition when I was aged 8 or 9. We … Continue reading

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What next?

He’s out! Today Matt was released from hospital. It’s highly likely that he’ll be back in a few weeks, however, for the removal of part of his large bowel. That’s where Matt’s Crohn’s Disease seems to be most active and … Continue reading

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nothing to talk about

I’m writing private notes to myself (with occasional, sporadic public revelations), but that uses up just about all my energy for communication. My mother told me yesterday that I am “old and stupid“, and I guess she’s right. I have … Continue reading

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