When I started writing posts on this blog I was a little bit uptight. I wanted to impart my medical knowledge to the world. It’s changed now so you might notice two distinct flavours in the posts. Now I want to blog because I need to write well, for two reasons. One is that I adore the written word, I have done so since I learned to read, and I have always wanted to be a writer. Parental concern and the misfortune of being a high achiever led me to choose medicine as a career instead. Secondly, I am submitting a PhD thesis in
4-6 years fourteen months’ time. A lot of writing goes into the thesis and this blog is a way of me getting words down consistently and frequently and hopefully with improvement along the way. I’ll try to blog about useful things when I can, and I tend to write about the things that interest me the most – hence you’ll find stuff on menopause, exercise, healthy eating, parenting and work/life balance. I will look up the evidence for this as much as I can, but I cannot guarantee that I
Here’s another plug for my research on acupuncture for hot flushes – if you live in Melbourne and have hot flushes you might be able to join our clinical study, in which case I can finish up my PhD before I get menopausal myself.
Disclaimer: Sure, I’m a GP and I do offer health “advice”, but this is of a general nature. It is not intended to replace a consultation with your own doctor. Having a one-on-one consultation is completely different from reading a few lines on a blog by a GP who does this in her “spare time”. I also write about my “musings on motherhood” and my parenting journey, but I am not a parenting expert. I am, however, very happy to hear from you and your personal stories, as it’s always a great delight to hear that people are ACTUALLY READING WHAT I WRITE. Really. But please don’t substitute my ramblings for actual medical advice. x