I have a very rare muscle condition, Myotonia Congenita. Of the two recognised variants I have Beckers's, which brings with it not just an impaired ability for my muscles to relax after contraction but also sudden and unexpected bouts of weakness, especially in my arms and legs. My symptoms are severe, but I do get … Continue reading How the Myth of Sisyphus relates to Me today
Here I lie in my hospital bed Tell me, sister Morphine, when are you coming round again? Oh, I don't think I can wait that long Oh, you see that I'm not that strong (Lyrics by Richards, Faithful, and Jagger) It is 2019 and I am still recovering from surgery that I had some nine … Continue reading Goodbye, Sister Morphine
Nope. I gave up New Year’s Resolutions many years ago. I can remember listening to a discussion on the subject on the radio in which someone pointed out that this whole making a resolution for the New Year had become meaningless because it had become socially acceptable to break the resolution within a matter of … Continue reading Not Another New Year’s Resolution?
Once again I have had to take an enforced sabbatical from blogging. The cause was a persistent and invasive nuisance; in other words pain. I had reconstructive surgery on my foot early in April and it has not been a pleasant experience. The fitting of an external fixator was part of the procedure and as … Continue reading A Persistent And Invasive Nuisance Does Not Help With Being Creative
Most situations are learning opportunities. Do not worry, this is not going to turn into some kind of motivational essay. The fact is that when I came home from hospital I was frustrated by not being able to get back to writing as quickly as possible. One of the reasons for this was that the … Continue reading Time to Adapt
I have been out of action due to surgery but I was not expecting the recovery to be so frustratingly slow. For the most part I have had to remain almost horizontal, which has meant using my computer has been practically impossible. I have done no writing since early April. However, I seem to have … Continue reading And He’s Back!
I have had my surgery and been discharged from the hospital. The long journey to recovery has begun. It took a little while but I have also managed to set up my laptop so that I can use it for as long as I am comfortable each day. Some time ago I submitted my first … Continue reading Back on Track and Looking for New Audio Book Adventures
I live with chronic pain. I have done for most of my life, although members of the medical profession have not always acknowledged the fact. According the medical books people who have Myotonia Congenita are not supposed to be in pain, but I did not write those academic tomes and, from what I have seen, … Continue reading The week just gone can be summed up by one word; pain!