Yes it is the official start to our summer down under when the Sun tracks high above and scorches the skin off your back if you are daft enough to check it out. However, the Gods have stuffed up with the weather pattern and as I write our street is -er Avenue is looking more like Chalgrove brook plus an outdoor temp of 17deg with teeming rain as a bonus. So taking a break from writing scores of Christmas cards and my Neurological affliction in quiet mode I shall try to explain my absence over the past four weeks.
The long awaited opportunity to see a neurologist on Nov 15 was thwarted by by my unexpected hospitalisation on 'Guy Fawkes Day' Nov 5th, I shall now see the the neurologist on Dec 8.
My sixteen day sojourn in Gosford hospital was caused because of Kidney failure, and after five attempts to get a line through my veins to my left kidney, I had several hours of dialysis treatment and other investigative treatment,. Fortunately my kidney recovered, however, the docs could not explain why and how it was caused, despite my explanation that in the first instance my precautionary check up was carried out at the time when I was feeling fine and it was the investigative biopsy that produced the searing pain in my thingy, and shortly to follow the Swollen testimonials and the subsequent kidney problem.
I have been home a little over a week now and my gait is similar to that of steady Eddie - very wobbly and unstable, I have made a conscious decision not to drive for a while and my only outing apart from the garden was a 'Not to be repeated ' dizzy drive to the local supermarket and using the the Cart as a Z F.
Again thank you to those people who sent get well cards and best wishes and also the overseas telephone calls and to my nearest and dearest who with our eldest son traveled 16 times to visit me daily, a total distance of 1, 500 kls.
I have been off the booze for a month now and my last two litres of liquid intake has been pure filtered water, generally I feel fine apart from the occasional head throbbing which was partly overshadowed during the stay in hospital.
I am now looking forward to reaching nine 0 but I am not in a hurry as such, there is much more good living to experience in this tormented frame of mine. Everyone have an enjoyable and prosperous week, love you all, Vest.
All our dreams can come true - if we have the courage to pursue them.
I visited my wife Rose on Mother's Day (yesterday) with my son Chris, his ex, Ruth, and fresh chrysanthemums and roses.
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