november, 2021

02nov(nov 2)12:0003(nov 3)13:00Open Forum: Borrowing Time: chronic, flaring and progressive disease12:00 - 13:00 (3)(GMT+00:00) View in my timeSession (Hopin)Event type:Panel / conversationTopic:Borrowing TimeSession ID: :Session 6A


2 (Tuesday) 12:00 - 3 (Wednesday) 13:00(GMT+00:00) View in my time

Event Details

Richard Povall (host): Borrowing Time: chronic, flaring and progressive disease, experiencing death anew.

An open forum discussion facilitated by Richard Povall: Borrowing Time: chronic, flaring and progressive disease.

This is an open forum exploring the ‘mini-deaths’ experienced by those with chronic, flaring and progressive disease. Richard Povall brings his perspective as someone who has lived with Crohn’s Disease for more than forty years during which time he has faced several life-extending major surgical interventions and numerous ‘mini-deaths’. Different from a near-death experience these are times when disease takes over the body and becomes a process to be worked through: patiently, silently, calmly. A process that has an end, but when we must borrow time from living to attend to our failing bodies. Progressive disease takes a different path with the final outcome perhaps more recognised and inevitable but with the same times of flaring and remission when the sufferer is allowed to live or must also borrow from the limited time remaining to work through a particular flare.

This open forum seeks the perspectives of those who have lived with this process, those who have supported those living with this process, or those who treat and take care.


Speakers for this event

  • Richard Povall

    Richard Povall

    Richard Povall is the founding director of and co-convenor of Borrowed Time.