My pain and why not everyone understands

I have never written much about pain in the past and until now I have not thought about why. I am not really sure why “I understand” but here goes…  Firstly I think that I am honest with myself about my pain. That’s a good start. A long while ago I met someone in hospital and he …

Why does calling the doctor cause so much stress?

Well regardless or not what your medical need is it is simply not acceptable that it takes 51 attempts from 0829 to have the doctors phone even ring. It’s not fair on patients and causes me significant reluctance to actually call them. Now I do want to say that my usual doctors(when I get lucky …

Snoopy at the Sick Kids children’s hospital edinburgh that I doodled/painted this year.

It was a couple of months back now but it was a late Friday evening and one of the kids started feeling very, very unwell. It’s always easy to say afterwards that it was an over reaction to call 999 but we did not overreact that night. Sp the ambulance crew arrived in less than …

Today is pain awareness day so seems right to paint while the sun is out!

  The sun was out and so it felt the right time for painting outdoors. Of course my house does not look out towards Seattle but the cityscape was inclosed with a gift Tanya and I received for our son Alexander. The gift was a christening present of a really cool Seattle Seahawks shirt which is …

Train sketching and even a bit of nuclear train spotting on the way.. Nice 

Train sketching and even a bit of nuclear train spotting on the way.. Nice So today was another day trip to the pain clinic in Glasgow. It’s a repeat of a trip from last month but I need to go and replace my power charger for my spinal cord stimulator. While the trip is a …

Urban Sketching while attending Edinburgh’s hospitals

Urban Sketching at Edinburgh regional hostpitals. It’s not unusual for me to visit hospitals but as I had a lot of December appointments I also wanted to use the time better than reading an old copy of a magazine. I decided to bring my outdoor sketching kit and started to draw the area where I …