‘The Twenty-eighth Day’
31 Oct 2011
Catherine Barry’s short story, perfectly describing every PMS sufferer’s monthly nightmare, now available. Sale to boost NAPS funds.
Catherine Barry, an Irish writer, generously granted the copyright of her short story ‘The Twenty-eighth Day’ to NAPS so as to help the Association raise funds for its work in continuing to support PMS sufferers.
The story could not be a more accurate description of the PMS sufferer’s experience. Betty, whose story it is, says at the beginning, “I know I have PMT, I know what it is, I know all about the hormonal imbalance. But all the knowledge in the world will not abate the terrific storm that looms in our normally happy abode.” Every twist and turn in the day preceding the onset of her menstruation will be recognised by all those who have experienced PMS and while comic elements are there, they are constantly overlaid with the tragic.
We hope you will buy this book as it is the perfect description of PMS and you can share in the laughter of recognition and in the tears of desperation. Buy it too for those who need to understand what PMS is really like for you – for example, your husband/partner, your parents, your friends.
We would also like to recommend it to any health professionals who are responsible for the treatment of PMS sufferers – consultations are frequently too short for a sufferer to describe their experiences in accurate detail; ‘The Twenty-eighth Day’ provides a remarkable insight into the monthly nightmare.
‘The Twenty-eighth Day’ is available from the NAPS office at a cost of £3-00 including P+P. You can purchase online by going to Publications on the Home Page or by sending a cheque payable to NAPS at 41, Old Road, East Peckham, Kent, TN12 5AP.