Such a sin free book buying week it's hardly worth getting down on my knees to confess to it.
Medical Women and Victorian Fiction was too tempting to resist and Good Girls Make Good Wives: Guidance for Girls in Victorian Fiction a charity shop find.
All sitting on my lifesaving writing slope. The bookhound bought me this after it was clear that my recent six month bout of excruciatingly eye wateringly painful brachial plexus neuritis was going to leave me with an ongoing "looking down whilst holding my arms out" problem.
If you write a lot or even a little and haven't tried one of these don't wait for the BPN, get one anyway, your neck will thank you.
I will blog about all this eventually but it has been an eye opener to find myself sampling the authentic NHS patient experience when I'm usually on the other side of the couch. I have some tips for you all and am tempted to say cut to the chase and head for the vets but that would be disloyal and I go back to work on Tuesday so I shall be one of them again.
My first word of advice is for any health professional who drops by here.
When faced with a whimpering, sleep deprived, clearly distressed patient never ever shrug and say "let's gIve it another week or so".