• 25 Nov 2023, 1:54 p.m.

    Got a splinter in my hand yesterday while gardening. Little fucker was in quite deep so removed this morning with the old steamed-needle trick.

    Slightly inflamed but seems to be calming down. Reckon I'll survive it.

  • 28 Nov 2023, 7:34 a.m.

    Took a corner too fast in the rain this morning and came of my bike. Wheels went out from under me. Had a big coat and gloves on though which seem to have taken most of the impact. Just a few bruises and a bit shook up. Still made my train thankfully.

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    28 Nov 2023, 7:57 a.m.

    I’m on my way!

  • 29 Nov 2023, 9:20 a.m.

    Have been losing weight. Because it was necessary. Very close to my target range now.

    Last night I played on bibs, which hardly ever happens. Fash was dishing them out. "Sorry mate, I'd have got some bigger ones if I knew you were on our side".

    Pulled it on no problem. Nice and roomy.

  • 8 Dec 2023, 7:16 p.m.

    Saw the doctor again today. Last week's blood test revealed a very low vitamin D level. Hardly surprising given the time of year and the fact I barely left the house over the summer due to being ill. So that's another set of tablets on the menu. At least I'm off the anti-depressant I had been prescribed daily. Might celebrate with a glass of wine tonight. First alcohol since February. I'll probably be asleep before Have I Got News For You comes on. Sometimes I've missed drinking, sometimes I haven't. I did generally find it easier watching Forest on TV with a hangover though.

  • 8 Dec 2023, 7:39 p.m.

    Do you do any movement?. Can you go for walks to get some air? I assume you have enough energy to do that correct? A bit of sun through the clouds and some leg stretching to get the blood pumping would do you a world of good. Sitting down all day for is hideously bad for you and even worse if you are struggling with illness. Of Course being a Forest fan right now isn't helping much either. Have you considered red light treatment? That might help with the body too.

    Anyway back to work..

    Chicago: Off to the dentist next week.

  • 8 Dec 2023, 7:57 p.m.

    The Sarcoidosis chronic fatigue hit me hard over the summer and now the colder weather seems to be triggering my shakes. I've also had to go back to the chiropractor as I did something to my back though it's just about fixed now.
    In short I know I don't do enough movement, but I've rather been snookered by something at every turn. What a cunt of a year. But I'll keep going. The plan is to start some gentle exercise bike work and maybe walk round the block if it ever stops fucking raining.

  • 8 Dec 2023, 8:02 p.m.

    Sounds all a bit shit Rave. Good luck in your quest to keep on keeping on.