A mid-week roundup

A blog post with a bit of everything today. Firstly Jono had his pain management injections today. The last ones were in August and he was meant to have more after four months but the health service is stretched way beyond capacity. This was very evident today when we arrived at the hospital. The waiting... Continue Reading →

Wheelchairs and waiting

If you didn't see the post last week about Jono you can read it here. There's not really any news on that front. A few councillors have been in touch, just a few (Chris MacManus, Marie Casserly and Dara Mulvey) this is quite disappointing considering how many were tagged and contacted. The occupational therapist phoned... Continue Reading →

No Country for the Disabled

Many of you know that my son Jono has scoliosis and kyphosis (and Asperger's Syndrome). Many of you also know that he is now in such pain he can't walk far or stand unaided for long periods of time. I asked the GP to refer him to Occupational Therapy Services. Over two months have passed... Continue Reading →

Looking at HSE Facts and Figures

In light of the Versatis patches being withdrawn by the HSE I was looking into some of the spending by the HSE. I'm not targeting anyone as I know people are entitled to health care for various reasons but I am wondering if perhaps cuts could be made elsewhere. HSE wages in 2016 included 2... Continue Reading →

Pancakes and Polyps

Today was a stressful day. Jono had to go to the day clinic in Sligo University Hospital for an endoscopy test. As always Jono was cool, calm and collected. I, on the other hand, was a bag of nerves. I think it's the waiting around that gets to me. So when Jono was in having... Continue Reading →

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