Our New Life
Let’s Talk About Sex
Growing up, I was taught there were three things one didn’t discuss in polite company: sex, religion and politics. Religion and politics can lead to heated arguments – just look at several countries around the world at the moment with very volatile political environments. As a respite from the politics, let’s talk about sex, baby. […]
Sixty is the new forty
Sixty is the new forty, so they say. It had better be, because on Friday I turned sixty. People talk about the “big five-O” – let me tell you, the “six-O” is bigger! Where is your party invitation, you ask? Yes, well, I did want to have a party. I had a massive party when I […]
My dietitian and me
My Dr G (G for gastroenterologist) sent me off to see a dietitian. Given weight management is also important for arthritic conditions, this was a sensible recommendation all around, I thought. We had a bit of a rocky start to our relationship, did Ms D and I. Our first appointment was changed three times before […]
How safe is the patient safety net?
Here is another health issue. This one impacts me too. Being a family, the safety net threshold is higher, but only one person is sick. Thankfully my meds are not too expensive and I’m still working, but I can see how this would impact pensioners or those on the DSP greatly.
Autumn flowers in Melbourne
I’m out walking again – slowly and for short periods of time. As during the GCC last year, I can’t resist collecting pretty flowers in my travels. I am COMPLETELY “flora ignoramus” so I have very few names! I simply enjoy the beauty of nature. Readers enjoyed my shots last year, so I’m picking up the […]
Ethics and integrity in health blogging
A fellow blogger, Carly Findlay, has today published Health blogging, honesty and authenticity. I am not nearly in the same league as Carly when it comes to writing about health. It was never my intention to write about health at all, I wrote about civil rights and politics. Then I got sick and my health and […]
International Women’s Day 2015: MAKE IT HAPPEN
How would you feel if you were insulted by your partner on your birthday? Not wonderful? I didn’t think so. All Australian women should feel insulted by the Queensland LNP Women holding their International Women’s Day event at a “Men Only” club. Now, I’ve read, very carefully, Peta Simpson’s rationale for holding the event at that […]