Alison Napier

The heart is roughly the size of a clenched fist, if I remember my life-saving lessons back in secondary school in Tain.

Alison Napier

I am waiting for my chemotherapy to start. There are five more sleeps until Friday.

Alison Napier

Slowly, reluctantly, I battled my way out of the unnaturally deep and glorious sleep that is a general anaesthetic.

Alison Napier

 Everyone loves an operation. There are hospital anecdotes and scars and dressings and legitimate afternoon naps.