Unlike one of my blogging friends, I did not decide to take a break from writing. It just happened, The pain came unannounced, unexpected, uninvited.
I think it began as kidney stones, bringing severe pain, a UTI, nausea, vomiting and other unpleasant side effects. I had a couple of overnight stays in the hospital and had a variety of tests. Things have now settled down to a persistent pain in my side, perhaps a gallstone, that can be managed with a combination of painkillers. I am beginning to function again, but still don’t have a diagnosis. I had an ultrasound today, will see the doctor again on Wednesday and should have a clearer idea of what lies ahead after that.
I am thankful for all the help and support given by my wife and daughter in scheduling appointments, driving me around, and just bearing with me. Our grandchildren came and did the lawn mowing and yard work last week.
Being able to manage the pain, keep food down and sleep through the night has immensely improved my outlook on life. Perhaps I work more slowly than I used to and rest more often, but I can think clearly and do more and more of the things that need doing. It’s time to get back to blogging.