Rolling Thunder

It’s been a while since I posted. Quite a while, actually.

I didn’t have plans to post now but I’m sitting here in the dining room with an earache and there’s a steady rain and a low rumble of thunder that doesn’t seem to stop. It makes me think about things and reminds me of when I was a kid, watching storms with my family, or the amazing storms that would happen out at DA’s cabin.

I’m doing well. Lots of stuff has happened over the last while and I’ve had some ups and downs but all in all, things are trending upwards. The novelty of being stuck at home because of covid has long worn off but I’m keeping my brain and hands quite active. Even did some welding a week or two ago – first time in ages. Then I actually went outside and barbecued supper for the first time in two years? Even did it twice this past week.

My hands are working again and I had my last followup with the surgeon a few days ago. My hands are weaker than they were before but I can use my fingers again and doing things like soldering or welding or picking up a screw aren’t frustrating ordeals anymore.

Another thing that’s helping my hands stay steady is that between Dr W and I have reduced my medications further and I haven’t suffered any ill effects. I also think that I’m starting to shed some of the weight I put on since I got sick. I’m not counting on it but I wouldn’t complain if it happened.

Tried to get in touch with WG to see how he’s doing but haven’t had much luck. That’s too bad – I miss him quite a bit. I miss a lot of people, actually. Family, friends, even people I don’t normally think about like the hairdresser I used to go to. I hope everyone is okay.

Still raining, still thundering. I think I’ll end this post here and go sit and enjoy the storm as much as I can.

Stay safe.

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