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August 11, 2019 Susan Elkin

Palliative

This horrible, hideous, hair-raising story is nearly over. Last Wednesday I was called into the hospital at 2.30am. I got there in...

August 7, 2019 Susan Elkin

Phases

When you are struggling with the hardest job you ever do – trying to raise a child half-decently – and you’re heading...

August 4, 2019 Susan Elkin

Letting Go

Letting go You lie, dying Inch by inch. While I am brightly, tightly alive In my rainbow summer clothes, Smelling of outdoors...

July 31, 2019 Susan Elkin

Prom 9 (Susan Elkin reviews)

The evening began with a crisp but warm account of Till Eulenspiegel. There’s something about the acoustic of the Royal Albert Hall and the...

July 31, 2019 Susan Elkin

His own domain?

He’s coming home. Eventually. The plan is to discharge My Loved One to me now that he’s “stable” and we have, according...

July 24, 2019 Susan Elkin

Hospital as a way of life

In the bed next to My Loved One, in the peaceful Lewisham Hospital top floor ward overlooking leafy Ladywell Fields, is a...

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