Scalpel's Edge

A surgeon's notes


Zombie apocalypse

August 19, 2016

When the Zombie apocalypse comes, the first world is in trouble. When the Zombies come, health services could break down, […]

Same Same

August 15, 2016

My life is surreal.  I sit, knitting and listening to music, listening to my children play.  It strikes me that […]

Returning home

August 5, 2016

We recently returned from a long anticipated and much appreciated holiday in our local tourist spot, Pokhara.  It is about […]


July 7, 2016

I remember watching young emergency medicine trainees.  They seemed to be empowered, excited and thrilled by the unexpected and challenging; […]

A Thursday

July 5, 2016

It’s a while since I’ve blogged a day in my life.  This sort of post is pretty boring for my […]

My countries

June 26, 2016

  I grew up in a dry country, which becomes drier and drier as the years pass.  Our summers are […]

Lone wolf surgery

June 12, 2016

Last week I was the only senior surgeon in Tansen, as my colleagues were both busy.  There is no doubt […]

Silent messages

June 8, 2016

Dear Patient, I know you are sick.  I see you struggle to breathe.  I think you feel awful.  I catch […]

Leaving on an Adventure

April 10, 2016

This morning we leave Tansen to trek to Annapurna Base Camp, in the Annapurna range of the Himalayas.  This is […]

On return

March 29, 2016

Recently my family and I shared some time on holiday out of Nepal.  We caught up with some good friends […]

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