9 years 1 month ill | Physical: Adv CBD / Mental: Deuce
I haven’t written for a long while not since we returned from Canada and the USA. This has been as a result of numerous activities that have kept me busy, but mostly because of my health and all the pain that I have had to endure over the past few months.
Firstly, let me thank all those people who made it possible for Pera and I to travel to the Americas. I shall write more about that when I have the chance. Glynn and Carol andthe whole Jones family and the Whitley’s and Frederick’s in the USA – thank you so very much for making it all possible. I had never thought that I would see you all again. And to those of you who were at school with me in Oklahoma and made huge efforts to come and see me – thanks again!
Please remember that our home is always open for those of you who are brave enough to cross the Atlantic pond and to visit Africa – you will not be disappointed!
So much has happened since we got back. On the world stage there have been all kinds of political developments – the world is in turmoil and everyone appears to be on the move looking for a better place to live. There have been wars and more wars; planes, buses, boats and cars have crashed; people have been injured, friends and family have passed away; governments and politicians have come and gone, babies have been born, and only the Queeen of England remains steadfast in an ever changing world!
There have been all the geographical occurrences: earthquakes, typhoons, tornadoes, global warming, and even the discovery of ancient Naledi humanoids and etc etc etc.
On the health-front, the very reason for me trying to stay in contact with you, I have seen a steady decline in a number of areas including my walking, speech, memory and for the first time ongoing excruciating pain in my backside. I have used my walking stick, my crutches, a walker, a wheelchair and my golf cart!
I have seen doctors, physio’s,chiro’s, specialists, taken pills, medicine, et al and had exercises, massages, et al and more. I have become the proverbial Guinea pig! Still the pain persists!
Hopefully, my visit this week to the neuro-surgeon will result in something more concrete, and a solution to the problem. The good news is that the pain is not related to the CBD. The bad news is that there is a physical problem in my lower spine.
I have not traveled much since getting back from Canada. We did however, manage a quick flying visit to Keurboomstrand to see our family from Bristol in the Uk. It was great being able to visit with cousin Margaret and Gerome and their family.
So, as we enter spring and the season of new life, we look forward to new beginnings and I hope, a solution to this ongoing pain.
As I remember more events to share with you, I will add to my blogs. Thanks for reading, for caring and sharing.