Sanjiva Wijesinha -writer and physician

Short stories, Travel and Health Information

A Vaccine for COVID?

Despite US President Donald Trump during the presidential debate today blithely and mendaciously claiming “We will have a vaccine in a few weeks” the truth of the matter is that … Continue reading

October 23, 2020 · 1 Comment

Why Wear Masks?

During the several decades that I worked as a hospital doctor, I spent many of my working hours wearing a mask. In my early years, these masks were made of … Continue reading

October 6, 2020 · 1 Comment

Appendicitis Strikes Twice

I have learned over the years to curb my impulsive tongue and refrain from rushing into give someone the tongue lashing I think they deserve, however much I feel that … Continue reading

September 19, 2020 · 2 Comments

Covid 19 – Blip or Turning Point?

Looking back on the fact that we have now spent the better part of this year living with this Covid-19 virus, I have been thinking about how this tiny micro-organism … Continue reading

September 14, 2020 · Leave a comment

Staying Sane in the Covid Era

A few days ago I was privileged to attend a panel discussion entitled ‘Safeguarding Your Mental Health in the Age of Covid 19’. The discussion – taking place via Zoom, … Continue reading

September 8, 2020 · 1 Comment

The Sex Expert

  “It is true that you may fool all the people some of the time…”                            – Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) I am told that the most popular obstetricians in … Continue reading

August 29, 2020 · 1 Comment

The Wicked Witch of the East

I distinctly remember as a seven year old asking my mother whether the old lady was actually A Witch. After all these many years I can still recall her sharp … Continue reading

August 23, 2020 · 1 Comment

Don’t Stop Walking!

Middle age is the time of life that folk reach the age – and the financial stage – when they have the time, the money and the inclination to take … Continue reading

July 15, 2020 · 1 Comment

Health Benefits of Walking the Camino

A Long Walk to Health After I walked the Camino in 2011, I was invited by various people and organisations to give talks about my experience of what it was … Continue reading

July 12, 2020

Health Benefits of Walking the Camino

A Long Walk to Health After my book Strangers on the Camino was published at the end of 2011, I was invited by various people and organisations to give talks … Continue reading

July 10, 2020 · 1 Comment
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