When I was considering going into nursing there are certain, shall we say, hurdles that as a male it is necessary to cross, such ‘hurdles’ include this idea that nursing is very much a female professional prompting doubts and questions about why you’d want to do such a thing.
‘One day’, I thought as I lay completely paralysed, ‘I would like to write a book that will help somebody else to get through a shit time’. When I was diagnosed with cancer and my boyfriend dumped me, I realised that day had come.
“I’m hoping Dennis Hopper dying will do for men, what Jade did for woman” she said, clearly not bothered in the slightest that I was ‘ready’ for her. “Everyone’s as nervous as hell, like the residents in New York after the 9/11 attacks” she continued.
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