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Life event that changes all: Horse riding accident in Zimbabwe in 1993, a fractured skull et al including bipolar anxiety, chronic fatigue …. co-morbidities (Nietzche 'He who has the reason why can deal with any how' details my health history from 1993 to date). 17th 2017 August operation for breast cancer (no indications just an appointment came from BreastCheck through the Post). Trinity College Dublin Business Economics and Social Studies (but no degree) 1997-2003; UCD 1997/1998 night classes) essays, projects, writings. Trinity Horizon Programme 1997/98 (Centre for Women Studies Trinity College Dublin/St. Patrick's Foundation (Professor McKeon) EU Horizon funded: research study of 15 women (I was one of this group and it became the cornerstone of my journey to now 2017) over 9 mth period diagnosed with depression and their reintegration into society, with special emphasis on work, arts, further education; Notes from time at Trinity Horizon Project 1997/98; Articles written for Irishhealth.com 2003/2004; St Patricks Foundation monthly lecture notes for a specific period in time; Selection of Poetry including poems written by people I know; Quotations 1998-2017; other writings mainly with theme of social justice under the heading Citizen Journalism Ireland. Letters written to friends about life in Zimbabwe; Family history including Michael Comyn KC, my grandfather, my grandmother's family, the O'Donnellan ffrench Blake-Forsters; Moral wrong: An acrimonious divorce but the real injustice was the Catholic Church granting an annulment – you can read it and make your own judgment, I have mine. Topics I have written about include annual Brain Awareness week, Mashonaland Irish Associataion in Zimbabwe, Suicide (a life sentence to those left behind); Nostalgia: Tara Hill, Co. Meath.

Curiosity; never stop searching for answers. Chapter 12

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference Robert Frost 1874-1963 Life is a journey with many twists and turns.  Some people are dealt a … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer: Screening found breast cancer; 1 year on and Mammogram states no cancer found. Relief. Chapter 11.

I still am wearing my hat but gradually a curly head of hair is appearing.  What is strange is that my hair previously was straight and quite grey but not this time.  I will have to wait a little longer … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer: Advice from Mum ‘You must be positive’. The Will. Chapter 10.

3rd July 2018:  Time again to attend Oncology at St. Vincent’s Private Hospital, Dublin 4.  Mum was constant in her advice which was based on over 60 years practicing as a doctor (GP) that the only way you can deal … Continue reading

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Cancer: Last year I received a letter from BreastCheck setting up an appointment. BreastCheck is Ireland’s National Breast Screening Programme. Diagnosed with breast cancer and still undergoing treatment (operation, chemotherapy radiation and Herceptin infusion) leads me to an exploration of the advantages of screening. Chapter 9

My education about cancer came early in life.  I grew up in a rural dispensary practice, a large Victorian house, with no central heating, on 5 acres with out-houses where workmen used to live to tend to the horses in … Continue reading

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Essay: Trinity College Dublin – Sociology 1999/2000 (Critically examine the economic, socio-cultural and political factors which have influenced the success of Zimbabwe’s current land reform programme) Hilary Term Business Economics and Social Studies

CRITICALLY EXAMINE THE ECONOMIC, SOCIO-CULTURAL AND POLITICAL FACTORS WHICH HAVE INFLUENCED THE SUCCESS OF ZIMBABWE’S CURRENT LAND REFORM PROGRAMME. Introduction: In the light of recent events (1997) in Zimbabwe, which will be reviewed in this essay, it would appear inappropriate … Continue reading

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Trinity College Dublin (BESS) 2001: Dissertation “Advocacy for those who are classified mentally ill” by Michelle Clarke

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Trinity College Dublin (BESS) 2001: Dissertation “Advocacy for those who are classified mentally ill” by Michelle Clarke

May 23rd 2018 Thank you Shari McDaid and all at Mental Health Reform for inviting to the Oireachtas tomorrow.  I have been writing as an activist about the inadequacies in provision in both dignity, care and attention of people who … Continue reading

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