Author Archives: michelleclarke2015

About michelleclarke2015

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.

Timeline of constant ill-health 1992-2017 when diagnosed with breast cancer. The book outlines 2017 to 2018

via Timeline of constant ill-health 1992-2017 when diagnosed with breast cancer. The book outlines 2017 to 2018

Quote | Posted on | Leave a comment

Citizen Journalism Ireland: Selection of articles to Government and related: (March to December 2014) by Michelle Clarke

via Citizen Journalism Ireland: Selection of articles to Government and related: (March to December 2014) by Michelle Clarke

Quote | Posted on | Leave a comment

Citizen Journalism Ireland: Homelessness Dublin. Anniversary of the death of young man adjacent to Government Buildings 2014; comment 1st December 2015 and other postings 2014 and 2013 by Michelle Clarke

via Citizen Journalism Ireland: Homelessness Dublin. Anniversary of the death of young man adjacent to Government Buildings 2014; comment 1st December 2015 and other postings 2014 and 2013 by Michelle Clarke

Quote | Posted on | Leave a comment

Timeline of constant ill-health 1992-2017 when diagnosed with breast cancer. The book outlines 2017 to 2018

1992 to 2018 – Health history: Michelle Clarke Dublin 4. May 1992 Ireland (Psychiatrist) – first serious unipolar incident of depression – ECT necessary but alternative was that I remained at home and psychiatrist Jim Maguire visited me while I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Title: ‘Fortune favours the Brave’ but what is essential is courage. Brain injury to Breast Cancer with multimorbidity over 2 decades. 13th December 2018 book published. Happy New Year 2019

Fortune Favours the Brave by Michelle Marcella Clarke https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07LCMPBNH/ ======================================================================== Age 12 my mother Eleanor Rose gave me the family signet ring in gold which can be used as a stamp (again of another era in time).  The title of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

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

Continue reading

Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment