Scalpel's Edge

A surgeon's notes


Lifetimes away

October 15, 2018

  I recently had the opportunity to meet one of my early surgical mentors.  He guessed that we had worked […]


September 10, 2018

Absence is the enemy of love – Traditional proverb It seems I just turn around, and my previous life has […]

Third culture

November 20, 2016

There’s no doubt that living in a foreign culture has been an amazing experience for my children, but it comes […]

Three lives

November 5, 2016

Grandmother wise In Nepal it is getting colder.  Winter here is sunny in the day, warm enough in the sun […]

Good people and Death Eaters

November 3, 2016

The world isn’t split into good people and Death Eaters.  We all have got both light and dark inside us. […]

On the road

October 26, 2016

Whenever I travel by car, I find myself smiling.  The nepali road trip is speed-limited by poor roads, and road […]

I want to write

October 23, 2016

Since I last wrote, we have been on holiday and caught up with friends, the season has changed and the […]

Sunshine is coming

September 28, 2016

One of the remarkable aspects of working in a charity-run hospital is the abundance of short term volunteers and visitors. […]

Laparoscopic surgery, Tansen style

September 8, 2016

It is easy to become accustomed to low cost surgery.  What seemed bizarre to begin with, seems pretty ordinary now. […]

Luke’s version of Nepal

August 29, 2016

This is obviously Cris writing updates, so I tend to write from a medical perspective. I have asked Luke to […]

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