Caring with Pizzazz

Caregiver Zodwa Mabuza’s gentle, intuitive approach to caregiving moved George Louw to investigate and learn more about her journey Pizzazz meaning an attractive combination of vitality and glamour. Synonyms include stylishness, elegance, gracefulness, poise, sophistication, chic or finesse. I first met Zodwa Mabuza when she became a carer to my...

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Boosting: Risking lives to stroke egos

The practice of self-induced Autonomic Dysreflexia or Boosting is illegal, but also extremely dangerous. GEORGE LOUW investigates Since the beginning of time there have been those who put their lives on the line. Some do it for a cause; like soldiers. When the cause is good, we call them heroes....

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Happy crappies and shitty shenanigans

The only good bowel is an empty one. GEORGE LOUW investigates the challenges and solutions available for bowel management I can live with my paralysis. I can cope with the limitations in my mobility. My wheelchair and the hand controls in my car liberate me. My paralysis has become a...

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COVID Light – What now?

Many people are asymptomatic or only experience light symptoms when infected by COVID-19. George Louw investigates how to deal with all things COVID-light At the time of writing this article, we find ourselves in a season of runaway COVID-19 infections. In real terms, the numbers are frightening and threaten to […]

Choice. A matter of ethics

George Louw investigates how doctors make the difficult ethical decisions including how to distribute scarce resources As the number of COVID-19 infections climb, there are concerns around the difficult ethical decisions that medical staff need to make around the care of patients. George Louw reaches out to Dr Virginia Wilson,...

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