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Down In The Mouth, But Coming Up Again

9 Jan

I Can’t believe it’s four days since I made a post!

Been ill again, and have just been on to check for new posts and messages.

I had to drag myself to the dentist during this time. I’d been on a course of antibiotics and went back for a check up. Or so I thought. The swelling having subsided, it became apparent that one of my back teeth had split right down the middle. So having an anaesthetic  was a bit of a shock to the system. That  second injection in the roof of the mouth is a killer…ouch!

I’ve been suffering with acute bronchitis over the past couple of weeks. Awful. To add to that my neck and back pain has been worse. This on top of the surgery earlier in the month. But hey ho, things could be worse. I have some stronger pain killers now, so that is helping a little. I think if you shook me I’d rattle these days.

It makes you feel down when you are ill at the best of times, but when you are trying to recover from depression it makes it seem worse, so I’ve been feeling a little sorry for myself of late. My blogging brain wasn’t functioning properly which was getting me down. Especially as I started this blog as a focus and it had been helping immensely. I spent most of the holidays in bed and missed two family get-togethers, but there is always another time to enjoy their company. A red-letter day on the calendar isn’t needed to have fun with loved ones.

Everything seems to be getting back to normal after the Christmas break. I like that. The hype of Christmas was wearisome for me… I know, I’m a miserable old fart! People back to work and school, shops open, regular routine. I suppose that seems boring to many but I like normality and routine of late, it’s a good coping strategy – for me at least.

Family focus for the year ahead is my son Scott’s wedding to his lovely fiancée in September.  Caroline is so organised it’s amazing. No “Bridezilla” here! It will be the second wedding in two years as an older brother married in 2011.

I was thinking of making a few small changes to the blog – though not entirely sure what, as yet. Will post about any changes if I make them.

Hopefully back to normal from today and more regular posts now my brain is in gear! Apologies for the self-pitying style of post, but it’s good to talk, as they say….


photo credit: sirwiseowl via photopin cc


1 Nov

Blimey, Am I mad or what? Signing up for a post a day for the whole of November. I know sometimes I make more than one post a day, but other days, I might not post at all.

I suppose this is the easiest of the posts to write, just stating that I’m taking part in it. Will see how it goes anyway. Just hope I don’t get too boring. Will have to get my thinking cap on.

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