Yes! I’m still alive ……I just can’t believe how long it has been since I actually blogged.
What can I say! Do I blame it all on getting older? No! That’s a cop out.
This year has been a series of being “not so brilliant” as well as lacking totally in any creative urges.
Early in September I had a total knee replacement, and since then I have been concentrating on getting over the resulting pain, and trying to do all the exercises suggested to gain full mobility again.
I must admit that I also succumbed to some clinical depression due in some part to chronic pain……but that is over now.
On that point, it is amazing how some GPs react when a patient asks for help in dealing with Depression!
The same GP that thought I should cope with bone pain and not ask for repeat prescriptions for strong analgesics “because you will become addicted!” was the guy was fired off twenty or so questions ranging from “Have you had a broken relationship” to ” has some close friend or relative died recently” to “why aren’t you coping?”
The rest of his questions I found to be both insensitive and insulting.
HELLO! It’s 3 weeks since I had a total knee replacement : the pain is stopping me sleeping; I am coping at home alone.
This was a guy I had been attending regularly for seven years………I don’t attend him any more.
Anyway, enough whingeing! All is good. Mobility is good and pain is minimal.
Along the way, I have received postcards from members of Gondwana Textile Artists who heard that I had been bitten by the black dog.. ..I’m still trying to get my head into designing and stitching postcards to send to all of them. I had thought of trying a Gondwana theme; then I thought of fossils from the Wandjina Gorge in the Kimberley region of WA—-but thought they were too intricate for me to attempt in an ever decreasing time frame.