I’ve been writing about my medical issues a lot lately. No wonder, really—I’ve had a lot of them. They’ve taken over my life. In fact, over the next week and a half, I’ve got two procedures scheduled (an electromyogram today and a CT myelogram next Wednesday) along with two doctor’s appointments (one for the chronic cough I’ve had for almost two months, the other to discuss the results of the above tests). I’m still wearing a cardiac event monitor, and I’ve had to go back onto hydrocodone and drop the Tramadol because the pain from my right spine down my right leg has hit astronomical levels.
That’s not why I started this blog.
I had a visit from a friend and former business colleague yesterday. He came over to pick up the battery pack from my old 2009-era laptop which succumbed to a failed motherboard. The battery cells are going into a major DIY project of his—he’s building a power wall so he can eventually store solar energy and go partially off-grid, if I understand correctly. That’s a good plan, and it’s great that he’s following through on it.
During our conversation, the subject of my ailments came up. He said he’s seen my posts about one thing or another going wrong physically. It was sort of the elephant in the room, since I was using my cane to stand and my cardiac monitor was kind of obvious. Nevertheless, he got me thinking about the real reason I started this blog.
Look at the blog title, upper left corner. Just below my name, you’ll see what I really wanted to write about on this blog: “Words and Music.”
Now, I have to admit that it’s extremely hard to write about working on a novel or composing music when you’ve got physical problems that make it hell to stand, much less walk, and when you’re on medications that knock you out for over half the day. Still, I want to write about words and music. I should be talking about book spines, not my own spine. If there is any way I possibly can, I will.
I will continue to write about my life, however, no matter what happens. I just hope that my life includes more words and music and fewer medical problems.
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