“I live in Goole, you probably haven’t heard of it. Up in Yorkshire. It’s so small.
I’m studying nursing – I’ve always wanted to be a nurse. I think ever since my mum fell sick years ago; she had cancer. She was in a lot of pain and every time she went to the hospital they would say the same thing that it was some sort of stomach bug. Turns out she had septicaemia. She stayed in hospital for a while, but then when things were improving they eventually sent her home. She’s passed away now, a few years back. But it’s true when they say that it’s always better before it ends. She seemed fine for a while, but it turned out that she had developed a clot in her leg. And by then it was too late.
Nursing is tough, but I want to be doing something where I can help save lives – knowing what it feels like with what I’ve been through, I’d want to save people going through a similar thing”
I’ve just been out shopping at Westfield, and I managed to get through it all without getting angry once. So that’s already my first achievement of the day.
I grew up in Norfolk – and even though there’s not much to do there compared to London, I recommend everyone to visit there because its famous for Dinosaurs and its petting zoo. Trust me it’s amazing.
Right now I’m studying Physio, because… I want to fix people. The body is weird and wonderful and I want to be able to fix it when it ‘goes wrong’. People in my team get injured all the time. I’m big into roller blading so I’m used to seeing falls and injuries. And sure, I’ve been injured myself – i’ve actually broken both wrists. And also, I broke my ankle… on Valentine’s day… how’s that for a treat.
My word of advice: do a good thing every day, even carrying someone’s shopping. That’s what I do. So I have something to feel great about every day.
Simone Clarke, Physio Student