Friday, 12 October 2012

Personal Update

I'm sorry for not being too regular in my posts in the recent past, but over the last several weeks I've had nagging health problems including persistent backache and paraesthesia in my right hand which makes it difficult and uncomfortable for me to type. Until these problems are resolved I'm afraid my posts may not be up to the previous level.

In the meantime, I'm salvaging those of my old posts on Multiply (done between 2006 and 2011, when I began posting here) which I believe are worth saving. They are on my other blog, Hells Gate. More will be added in the coming days.


21 comments:

  1. Even your old picture is at Hell's Gate! I feel like switched back in time!

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  2. Get better soon, anyway. It is probably good to have a break for a while.
    I still hope you will open a separate platform for your poems...?..

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    1. Well, Ulla, once I finish salvaging stuff and start writing again, I'll try and make a special poetry blog for you.

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  3. Wishing you a quick recovery...

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  4. Ouch, sounds painful - especially in your line of work. Do you know what's causing the paraesthesia? Which bit of your hand is affected?

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    1. Carpal tunnel syndrome, apparently. I have a hospital appointment on Monday. The paraesthesia started at the tip of the middle finger. and yesterday spread to the index finger. As of today the ring finger is also affected. The sensation is exactly like pins and needles. It's not helping that I'm snowed under at work as well.

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  5. On the plus side, it's not your neck. Not much comfort I suppose. The thumb, index finger and middle finger and medial ring finger are the classic carpal tunnel sites.

    Yes, your work won't help at all. Anything that puts pressure on the wrist will make the inflammation worse. I think non-steroidals and possibly a wrist splint are the medical options for treatment. Maybe steriod injections into the site.

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  6. Anyway, I hope you feel better soon. I would miss my weekly dose of proboscis wielding fairies.

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  7. Breaks from writing are good, even if they're not voluntary.

    I always have lots of great ideas when I take breaks. The writing process gets harder afterwards (I need to get back into practice), but the break is great for ideas...

    So long as you don't start feeling guilty about it.

    I'll keep checking in to see when you're back up to your old self!

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  8. Bill,
    You have my sincere wishes for a speedy recovery.
    I have had carpal tunnel on both hands in the past and had surgery to correct it. The recovery from surgery, if needed, is rather short. There must be newer methods as mine were done in the 1980's.
    I hope after your recovery, you continue writing. Your story telling is among the very best I have read in my life.
    Get well soon.

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  9. healing thoughts
    Carina

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  10. Hi Bull! Long, LONG time no see! I'm sorry you're not up to scratch, my friend, and I wish you a speedy recovery, or at least improvement! Hope all things otherwise are going well with you! I miss you and missy! Take care of yourself! *hugs*

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  11. You and I, Bill. You have problems that divide you from what you want to do, and I have Jon, whom I'd love to divide from his Parkinson's!

    Good wishes in regard to your present problems, Bill. I think of you often, but I suppose that you know that.

    Mom

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  12. hey....sorry you've not been well....i do hope they all get resolved bill...do feel better soon.....

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  13. Thanks, all. I'm boiling over with things to write, and it's incredibly frustrating that I can't.

    Over the last two days there's been no deterioration. Maybe even a slight improvement.

    Going to the vet tomorrow. Let's see what he says.

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  14. Vet?

    This explains so much! I always knew you were really a highly evolved Rottweiler in disguse! LOL

    I hope it goes well tomorrow. :)

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  15. OK, so here's what:

    Hand and arm got EEG'd, and the nerve conduction is almost normal. Hence I'm not going to be injected with steroids or operated on just yet. Two weeks' medication, and no typing until recovery, is the verdict. So I guess writing is not going to be an option for the immediate future.

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  16. It's good news about the test results - not so great for the writing though, but I guess you'd better do what the docs say.

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  17. Ah, Bill, I'm truly sorry. Pain like that is more than frustrating. Here's to pain killers and zombie movies to take up the time in between. Thinking of you!

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  18. Not sure at all if my previous, unsigned-in comments went through, so the gist of it was something to do with pain killers and Zombie movies. Take as needed. Thinking of you.

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