This appeared on my Facebook feed a few minutes ago (at the time of writing) and I reckon it’s worth your attention. It’s by a lady named Ria Hockey. I’ve edited it a little for spelling.

“If you’re feeling pissed off at the Junior Doctor Strike Action because your appointment got moved or you have to wait an extra hour in A&E for your sore throat then take a minute and read this.

Ria Hockey.

Ria Hockey.

“My name is Ria. I am 33 and have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Hypermobility Type with secondary Intestinal Failure and Gastroparesis amongst other lovely things.

“I have just been discharged from hospital after my second case of Urosepsis in four months.
“For those who don’t know, sepsis kills!
“It doesn’t care that I’m a mum to two beautiful boys, it doesn’t care that I’m a wife to my amazing husband or that I’m a daughter, sister and friend.
“I have been SO lucky to have junior doctors, consultants and specialists to save my life.

“It’s the junior doctors who take the time to stop for a moment and make sure you’re OK.
“It’s the junior doctors who work ridiculous hours but are still there at 3am when you’re having a crisis.

“It’s the junior doctors who now need our support.

“I’m sure many of you have had appointments cancelled or moved due to the strike.

“I’ve had my surgery to replace my PEG-J postponed for four weeks and have to have these two painful nasal tubes instead but I’m not complaining.

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