Category Archives: Health

Looking for a Decent Doctor

My GP, the Ancient One, retired a couple of years ago and I am still without a GP.  I have seen a half dozen doctors but not one I would call decent. One kept me waiting for an hour for one … Continue reading

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Wired and Ready

  Leaving home this morning felt like arming up to battle.  On my left upper arm is the 24hr blood pressure monitor and on the lower arm a splint for tendonitis.  On my right is the pressure bandage for the … Continue reading

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To Jillian Skinner, Health Minister: Thank you for Cancelling my Funding

Dear Health Minister I was grateful to be eligible for 80% funding for my medical equipment due to chronic illnesses.  However, the price of the equipment went up five times as soon as I qualified and the order went through … Continue reading

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The Retreat of the Drones

I am not claiming victory, as I know well that I am safe only for the interval before the next onslaught. Last evening an ‘acting manager’ of Enable NSW called to apologise for the torment I’d suffered and to waive my … Continue reading

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  The term 金飯碗 literally means Gold Rice Bowl in Chinese.  It is a metaphor for a job you cannot lose but not necessarily a well paid job as you might imagine.  In fact in Hong Kong where I was … Continue reading

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