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April 9, 2019

Deloris bore a striking resemblance to the appearance of someone who had swallowed an inflated beach ball. She was as tall as she was wide and the curvature of her stomach resembled the gentle arc of a classroom world globe. The magnificence of her girth was surpassed...

November 14, 2017

Late one night recently I happened to be watching the telly and saw that the movie Philadelphia was on. I sat down and watched it for maybe the 3rd time and in the shadow of the same sex marriage debate I felt like I was seeing it again for the first time. Great cast....

November 6, 2017

Pneumonia is sometimes referred to as “the old man’s friend”. The helping hand at the end of a long life, guiding many a tired, aged traveller on their final journey to the grave. Allowing it to take a loved one is sometimes a blessing. Fighting it can sometimes be a c...

July 12, 2017

As a gynaecologic oncologist, I often get asked by patients and families if ovarian cancer runs in families or if it is genetically inherited.  The answer is both yes, and no. Before I go into the genetics, I should first give a little background information on the dis...

April 11, 2017

“Trigger Warning: Mentions Child Sexual Abuse”

I have a dilemma.

Just recently I have become increasingly conscious of the fact that there is a group of women that I see each and every day as patients but give little aid to.  They walk into my consulting room and we talk...

March 8, 2017

My undergraduate progress as a Science student was, shall we say, rocky. Some of this might potentially be excused by saying I was bored and disappointed that I didn’t achieve the required grades to enter straight into medicine from high school. This, however, would be...

February 21, 2017

"Death is like a rude visitor. It sometimes arrives unannounced. Other times, we see it coming. It does not care about our feelings. It takes no concern for the inconvenience it brings. It wants only to be served and to be answered. It takes who it wants and all we can...