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THE TICKLING IN MY EAR makes me wake up, and I turn my head to see my sister smiling at me; she had been blowing on it to make me stir. I tried to arrange my face into a pleasant shape to greet her, but I was feeling somewhat grumpy. I sort of grunted a bit, and she handed me the glass of water from...

SO WE SMILE AND SQUINT IN THE SUNSHINE as we wait for the bus and chat to the others also waiting; inside, we’re dying as slowly and painfully as he is. We distract ourselves with the world outside the windows rolling past, each ting of the bell a tolling gong telling the driver someone wants the ne...

IT DOES GET TO BE ROUTINE. I will NOT accept it. The journey to the hospital with all its wondering and tension; the padding through the corridors looking for the canteen to have a coffee and unwind before the visiting hours begin… then up to the ward, where He is… lurking and clinging on to life, s...

I CAN’T STOP THE PAIN. HIS pain. All I can do is to try to make him laugh and tell him that he isn’t alone – all he has to do is think of me and he’ll have the strength he needs… that he can relax. He can let go…

Why doesn’t he let go?

Lying there, lying to himself; now straightened out flatwards and...

Caution: The views, emotions and language used may cause offence.

THE HOSPITAL WAS nowhere near as generally squalid as I remember. The last time I had seen him in a hospital bed was years ago, before the billions of cutbacks had been reversed. After his fall, he had been bedridden, I had stood vigil...

THERE IS NEVER anything genteel about the person in The Body in the Bed. Films and TV programmes – even documentaries – never quite get to the visceral, hopeless heart of it all.  That heart, which continues to beat away the dark-time interminable hours, where the thin line between sanity and the re...

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