June 6, 2023


General For All

An Update

An Update

This is by way of an clarification of why my running a blog is now more infrequent. It follows on from my previously posts (see end) about my extreme osteoarthritis, ankle fusion surgical procedures and the dying this summer of my mother.

Base line, I am now a Good deal more mature than I was when I first started this web site

Before this month I celebrated my 68th birthday – and I can no for a longer period kid myself that I am a spring hen even if my encounter and chin(!) have long gone back again to seeking like they did lots of several years in the past!
An outing for a birthday take care of at Kew for my birthday

I’m also having to work incredibly hard at both of those:
  • training for restoration from my medical procedures
  • holding fit to prevent (hopefully) the osteoarthritis in equally my hips from obtaining even worse.
Therefore I am now absolutely fully commited to daily work out which includes a wander which requires really a little bit of time out of the day and will make me come to feel fairly drained when I get back property. 
For the uninitiated:
My typical each day training now suggests that:
  • I can now have my adhere fairly than use it all the time. 
  • In addition stroll additional than I’ve been in a position to do for a quite extended time – so long as I have regular sit down breaks!
  • AND I can now walk up and down slopes which I couldn’t do at all for a really sizeable size of time immediately after surgery. I however have to stay away from sideways slopes which are not possible with a rigid ankle!
But I however have to have a stick for uneven surfaces and for acquiring up and down stairs.
Strolling down a steep slope – slowly but surely – at Kew!
Nonetheless I continue to go through from being Really rigid at situations and knowledge major equilibrium issues when at residence. It really is incredibly odd – strolling now helps make me come to feel typical, whereas I in some cases battle to walk at house soon after receiving up from a seat!
Occasionally I can blend workout with browsing artwork exhibitions – and I anticipate to be accomplishing much more of this above the winter season as the temperature receives worse. The nice point about art galleries is they have seats!
Base line though – I’ve bought substantially much less time for blogging.
It is a good self-discipline however as it tends to make me consider which is also fantastic exercise for the brain – so I will not be supplying up. 
However the lowered fee of blogging is probable to proceed for the foreseeable potential
Primarily due to the fact there’s no chance of my intense osteoarthritis likely away. But also due to the fact I need to get fit for and then recuperate from my future surgical treatment – which is a shoulder alternative (which I’ve desired for the very last 2 years!)
I now want to function out how I am likely to web site when I invest six months with my arm in a sling and then a have full bunch of new exercise routines to study and do in the course of restoration! 
I’m thinking no matter if I need to start off doing video clips or podcasts and talking the phrases alternatively than producing them! Anyone with any guidelines – I’d enjoy to hear from you. (see make contact with me)

Osteoarthritis / Surgical treatment: Preceding Posts

  • Get prepared for surgery: Update #1
  • Surgical procedures UPDATE #2: Still prepping with a steep hill to climb
  • Medical procedures UPDATE #3: I have ultimately acquired a date!
  • Medical procedures postponed – my record of exhibitions in London to visit
  • Just a couple of troubles
  • The Superior News
  • The Superior Information #2: Finding greater!
  • Lifestyle Situations