So because it worked for him, Russell Brand is persuaded that abstinence-based recovery, rather than reliance on methadone, is the best way to help those with the “greedy disease” of opiate dependence.
I’ve not written this blog for a while, principally because I’ve recovered sufficient fitness to return to my day job.
Being a full time financial journalist at a time of global financial turmoil would be exhausting enough were I not taking a pharmacological soup of different nuclear strength drugs to fend off the pain I still have to live with.
For the last few months I’ve been learning all about pain.
The trouble with people like our esteemed Chancellor and his Chief Secretary to the Treasury is that they’re very clever people. Or at least they’re surrounded by people who tell them they’re clever.
One thing being disabled has taught me is that there’s much more to Campbell’s soups than meets the eye.
One thing that has always annoyed me is when people say “of course the hard part is yet to come” when they’ve quite obviously cleared the most challenging obstacles they face.
…I’ve got a small fortune’s worth of specialist equipment no one seems to want back.
Back in the day Superman used to have an alter-ego and sometime antagonist called Bizarro. Bizarro lived on a world that was basically a weird mirror image of the DC Comics universe. (Yes, yes, I’m comic book guy off the Simpsons. But not as tubby.)
It’s hard to describe just how thrilling the apparently mundane event of receiving a pair of crutches was for me. I’d equate it with passing my A levels, receiving my degree, landing my first job on a national newspaper.
My wife told me that so wondrous is the state’s largesse for wheelchair users that this is causing resentment among the able-bodied population. So much so that there have been incidences of attacks on the tube…
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