Tuesday, 29 May 2007

Tony - One year on

One year ago this morning I sat and watched my brother Tony die.

I'd intended to write a lot about Tony, what sort of brother he was, the fact that he'd finally got his life together, his artwork and the various scrapes he'd gotten himself into but I'm afraid I can't. I'm still angry about the way he was abandoned by the health service who are scared shitless to venture outside NICE guidelines even when the cause in their eyes is lost, about the complete and utter lack of coordination even within the same hospital and about how the hospice service is nothing but a glorified human scrapyard. Abandon hope all ye who enter here.

While I'm at it, I'm also unspeakably angry about people who waste their health so if this applies to you: stop smoking, stop eating crap and get some ferking exercise!

Good night.


aquaasho said...

Mick my heart goes out to you. So sorry about your brother and his treatment by the hospital.
You are so right about people who waste their health. It's not rocket science, it's not about diets it's just common sense like you said.

Mick said...

Aisling, many thanks for your thoughts. Having lost my father and brother in their 40's to conditions outside their influence I get so annoyed at people who willingly ruin their health through idleness, ignorance or arrogance. They show total disrespect for themselves and those that love them.

aquaasho said...

Hi Mick
My mother died 8 and half years ago and she had so much left to do in life. She had so much spirit but was denied the chance to travel/ explore/ live life to the full because of cancer. Like you I was very angry. People who squander their life are fools.
It must be so much harder for you because your brother (and your Dad!) was so young. I can't imagine how angry that must make you feel but I can just begin to understand.
Will you bring something of his to Jungfrau?

Mick said...

I'll at least have his picture printed on my running vest/shirt.