The Unpleasantness At The Bellona Club*

“That’s all healing up nicely,” says Jackie the plastic surgery nurse after she’s peeled off the steristrips.  Clipping the plastic stitches with her tweezers, she sticks pink micropore tape over my almost-healed scars. “That’s a relief,” Mum says, looking a bit less miserable for the first time in days. “Oh good,” I say, looking down […]

The Case Of The Careless Kitten*

Back at the gym, staring out of the window.  Exhausted but at the moment am missing my afternoon sleeps so that sleep at night. Drugs am taking: 1.  Carbamazepine: my main drug.  Mood stabiliser. 2.  Duloxetine: starting today on 30mg.  SSNRI anti-depressant. 3.  Antibiotics: three times per day.  To stop infection from the biopsy wounds. […]