The anxiety of being well

Have you heard the parable of the boiling frog? It’s one of those metaphors that everyone seems to know, but don’t know where they know it from. The parable goes that if you drop a frog into boiling water it will just jump out, but if you drop a frog in cold water and heatContinue reading “The anxiety of being well”

The sticky issue of lubrication

Inspiration for this post comes from two sources: 1) a conversation with a friend who admitted that, despite being a nurse and thus educated about the variability of the human body, was too embarrassed to talk to her long term boyfriend about using lubricant. She was experiencing a little vaginal dryness, but rather than talkContinue reading “The sticky issue of lubrication”

Spectre of the Big C

Another day, another health scare The last two years have been the most challenging of my life. I faced the breakdown of a long-term relationship, three months of homelessness, moving to a new town and rebuilding my social life from the ground up. By the time Summer 2019 came to an end I was utterlyContinue reading “Spectre of the Big C”

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