I decided while I am still job-hunting, that I would throw myself into as many Prostate Cancer talks as I could during the day. Those that have been reading this blog long enough know that they are not always as straightforward as they can be. For some odd reason, old Ellis can be a magnet to the unusual.Read More »
Today, Friday the 5th of July marks the 1st anniversary of the day that saved and changed my life. That would be the day that I was wheeled down to surgery for my hot date with the sexy Da Vinchi machine and ‘de-prostated’.Read More »
Elisabeth Kuber-Ross was a famous Swiss-American psychiatrist, specialising in working with terminally ill patients. Her most famous work was her book ‘on Death and Dying’. Within it she devised the Kubler-Ross model which was originally intended to describe the emotional states experienced by terminally ill patients. It is popularly known as the five stages of grief. The five stages are: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance. That has since been revised and Shock has been added as the first stage.
The Bucannon-Ellis model (have to make it sound scientific and posh) has eight stages. They however differ considerably from the Kuber-Ross model. They are: Shock, Cuss, Evaluation, Nothing, Lie and Believe, Binge, Plan & F-youRead More »
The idea was brilliant and one of the reasons why I was so looking forward to this particular talk. You are going to have four chats in one day, one after the other for the same company. Just don’t bring your normal drama with you Ellis.Read More »