Breast is best but we need more support

Photo: Virginia Thomas It’s National Breastfeeding Week, one of those annual public health campaigns that bypasses you completely unless it impacts you directly. I was all about breastfeeding, when I was pregnant. I did the prep course in my local hospital (in which the nurse told us dads might be able to light the [...]

Loving your body, even when it’s a burden

Love your body. We’ve heard it all before, and to most of us, raised on a diet of, well, diets, skinny celebrities and wonder cures, it’s in one ear and out the other. But body image is a fundamental part of who we are, and it affects everything from our relationships to our careers, no matter [...]

2018-12-01T09:55:45+00:00 October 23rd, 2015|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Eye spy: A laser eye surgery diary – Recovery

ONE week of antibiotic drops four times a day; anti-inflammatory drops three times a day; lubricant drops whenever I needed them; odd-looking Darth Vader goggles in bed; and better than 20:20 vision. You read that right. Better than 20:20 vision. On my 24-hour checkup I'd been told my sight was completely improved, and it [...]

2011-05-12T09:56:09+00:00 May 12th, 2011|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , , , , |

Eye Spy: A laser eye surgery diary 4. The operation

After a week of sleepless nights, it was time. I presented myself at Optilase at 4pm last Thursday, quaking. Within a few minutes I was waiting alongside another very nervous patient, having my eye area prepped (cotton wool and alcohol, while seated on a couch), and getting my surgical garb on. This consisted of some blue [...]

2011-04-28T16:04:38+00:00 April 28th, 2011|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , , , , |