An Update

This is by way of an clarification of why my running a blog is now more rare. It follows on from my earlier posts (see conclusion) about my severe osteoarthritis, ankle fusion medical procedures and the dying this summer months of my mother.

Bottom line, I am now a Good deal older than I was when I very first started this weblog

Before this month I celebrated my 68th birthday – and I can no lengthier kid myself that I’m a spring rooster even if my experience and chin(!) have gone back again to wanting like they did several yrs back!
An outing for a birthday handle at Kew for my birthday

I am also acquiring to function really challenging at equally:
  • training for recovery from my surgical procedure
  • maintaining fit to avoid (ideally) the osteoarthritis in both equally my hips from having even worse.
As a result I am now completely dedicated to every day workout which includes a wander which usually takes pretty a little bit of time out of the working day and tends to make me experience rather weary when I get back again house. 
For the uninitiated:
My frequent each day exercising now signifies that:
  • I can now have my stick rather than use it all the time. 
  • Moreover stroll more than I’ve been ready to do for a pretty very long time – so extended as I have normal sit down breaks!
  • AND I can now walk up and down slopes which I could not do at all for a incredibly substantial duration of time immediately after surgical treatment. I still have to stay clear of sideways slopes which are not possible with a rigid ankle!
But I still will need a adhere for uneven surfaces and for getting up and down stairs.
Walking down a steep slope – little by little – at Kew!
On the other hand I even now experience from becoming Pretty rigid at situations and expertise significant balance challenges when at property. It truly is pretty odd – going for walks now will make me experience ordinary, whilst I at times wrestle to wander at dwelling right after finding up from a seat!
In some cases I can merge work out with traveling to art exhibitions – and I be expecting to be accomplishing a lot more of this above the winter as the climate receives worse. The wonderful matter about art galleries is they have seats!
Bottom line although – I’ve got substantially fewer time for running a blog.
It is a fantastic self-control even though as it helps make me feel which is also fantastic exercising for the mind – so I would not be supplying up. 
However the minimized price of running a blog is very likely to proceed for the foreseeable long term
Generally simply because there is no likelihood of my serious osteoarthritis likely absent. But also because I need to get match for and then recuperate from my following operation – which is a shoulder replacement (which I have desired for the previous 2 yrs!)
I now will need to do the job out how I’m heading to blog though I spend 6 months with my arm in a sling and then a have full bunch of new exercises to understand and do for the duration of recovery! 
I am wanting to know regardless of whether I really should begin performing video clips or podcasts and talking the text instead than producing them! Anyone with any recommendations – I might adore to listen to from you. (see contact me)

Osteoarthritis / Surgery: Prior Posts

  • Get ready for surgical procedure: Update #1
  • Operation UPDATE #2: Continue to prepping with a steep hill to climb
  • Surgery UPDATE #3: I have last but not least obtained a day!
  • Surgical treatment postponed – my record of exhibitions in London to stop by
  • Just a handful of complications
  • The Excellent News
  • The Excellent News #2: Getting far better!
  • Lifetime Activities

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