ALS/MND Stories · Infertility schmertility · Metaphysics and philosophy

Part 3: On Survival – Survivor’s guilt

*This scientist is experimenting with sequels! This is Part 3 of 3 posts on Survival. Read Part 1: On Survival - The cards have been dealt here and Part 2: On Survival - Suffer well here.* Have you heard about the trolley dilemma? It is a thought experiment where our humble human opinions on ethics… Continue reading Part 3: On Survival – Survivor’s guilt

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Infertility schmertility · Metaphysics and philosophy

Embryo lullabye

Your lullabye consists of: the humming of your freezer crib, gossip & glassware chiming in the lab, traffic & sirens on Sandton highways, desperate couples whispering softly. ☆ Your dreams consist of: what ifs, what nots, what have yous, talents realised, laughter felt, your parents' love for your detail, planets hurtling through space. ☆ My… Continue reading Embryo lullabye

Metaphysics and philosophy · Scientifically Speaking

Spinal muscular atrophy – A poem

I never thought I would share my deepest secrets with 100 followers! Thank you for letting me vent, allowing me to be lost and accepting me with all my quirks! I'd like to celebrate by sharing one of my poems with you that has been visiting my mind frequently since my Dad-in-law passed away. I… Continue reading Spinal muscular atrophy – A poem

Infertility schmertility

Welcome little one, you are 25% me

I have been typing a patient report for two hours, not being able to get past the first sentence: "This patient presents with..." Babies! Nope... that's not right. This patient indeed did not present with babies. Take a deep breath, let's try again... "The patient presents with..." A FREAKIN' BABY! A gorgeous dark haired baby,… Continue reading Welcome little one, you are 25% me