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
Once more I find that an unplanned gap has occurred between my blog posts. The cause is, has it has been for most of this year, the surgery that I am still recovering from. The fact is that it seems to have failed. My surgeon does not seem to want to admit this, but then … Continue reading Will This Horror Never End?!
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
Well this is disappointing. Way back in 2010 when I was writing my first ever novel, The War Wolf, I had to undergo major reconstructive surgery on my left foot. It was a very uncomfortable period. The hope was that this surgery would put right many years of problems caused by the slow but persistent … Continue reading Time for a Break, Break in Writing and Break in Bones
Yet again an entire month has gone by without me writing anything for my blog. The usual reasons apply; busy, seasonal holidays, illness (nothing major, just man-flu), disappointments, etc. Nothing of any real note actually but all of which combine to frustrate me all the same, and it is the New Year again! I have … Continue reading I Actually Quite Like Doing this Blog Thing!
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!