Saturday, 4 August 2012

The small things

Yesterday, my sister, who is autistic, got a bus for the first time since being diagnosed with epilepsy. Yes, she's got buses on her own before, for the last year or two, but not since her seizures.

This is an important step towards regaining, and continuing to develop, her independence. It's a small thing, getting a bus, but at the same time it's a big thing. 

I think in the medical profession, we're often quick to overlook the small things, the life things, the less directly medical things, and never notice that to patients (and their families) they can be big things.

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