Monday, January 24, 2011

News of health and other matters

As you will see, I have just posted a blog I started last Wednesday. I have an unpleasant few days since last Wednesday, with pain and fatigue making it difficult for me to do anything other that lie there and stare at the wall. With more than a 5 week gap between treatments, I had forgotten what an unpleasant thing chemotherapy is.

Today I am feeling a whole lot better and am able to sit at my desk, though I still haven't started on setting up my train set.

My discomfort has coincided with a poor showing by England in the one-day cricket internationals. I have refrained from crowing over the test matches in which the Australians got a drubbing since I know that these things go-around and then come-around. Liverpool FC have replaced their manager with Kenny Dalglish, the Return of the King, they are calling it. He had a decent win on Saturday. New managers can make a huge psychological difference, but success in football matches depends on fine margins. Manchester United and Arsenal continue on their successful ways and Spurs continue in the top 5. Chelsea seem to be in trouble and must beat Bolton tonight if they are not to have lost hope. Manchester City remain a group of expensively purchased stars, but not yet a team.

We have had a spell of dry weather and some sunshine, but temperatures have remained just above freezing by day and just below at night.

Family have visited a bit, but viral infections have limited this. I am still struggling with a new 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle and with NT Wright's "Virtue Reborn". January is nearly over.


Burke said...

As you seem to be looking for things to do, I have a request/suggestion. Why don't you play the Devil's advocate and tell us some more horror stories about govt involvement in healthcare, as you did shortly after you retired.

I am particularly interested in knowing how much suffering and death there has been because patients have been forced to wait for govt approval for the use of drugs.

Although it's not a drug, I understand that about 50 million people have needlessly died of malaria because of bans on the use of DDT. And it doesn't seem to me that the govt lovers of the world much care.

Why should we think they are any different in the field of healthcare??

Anonymous said...

Yes, January is nearly over. The lengthening days are so much appreciated here. Thinking of you and wishing you good health SOON. Prayers from the midwest.

Terry Hamblin said...

As I remember it was an American, Rachel Carson, who put the skids under DDT.

Deb Light said...

Glad you are feeling better and I also am so glad Jan. is about over!Need some spring and summer soon.Guess then I'll be complaining about the heat!

Take Care,God Bless,
Deb Light

Tricia said...

Have you watched 'Inception'? A film sure to distract you from the effects of January and chemotherapy and entertain you. Out now on DVD.

Terry Hamblin said...

I'm a long wat behind on recent films. About 2008.