Sunday, 22 October 2017

Trouble And Strife

Hello dear readers!

At the risk of sounding a little like a broken record, these are not the easiest of times.

As anyone who has endured this blog for a while will know, my recent diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis, piling on top of my long term Spina Bifida have made life rather… Interesting, and this has led to me making the decision to give up work for a while. The MS making it just too hard to contemplate at the moment. Yes, life is definitely interesting. You could throw in words like frustrating, worrying, and emotional if you like too, and of course it’s not just me that’s going through this.

Today, (being Sunday 22nd of October) is the birthday of someone rather important in my life, a woman who shares the challenges that I’m currently facing, a woman without whom I doubt I could face them at all. It seems like an apt time to shed the limelight on that rather lovely woman.

That rather lovely woman is my wonderful wife, Tina.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Ten Minutes

Hello dear readers!

So, first of all apologies for last week's missing post. This was almost entirely due to a sudden and only half expected bout of extreme MS related Tiredness, one that saw me take to my bed on Monday night and get twelve hours deep and apparently much needed sleep. Putting going to bed to, um, bed for a moment here is last weeks offering, updated and posted a mere seven days late. Enjoy.

I think it is a very human thing to put oneself at the centre of life. To concentrate on those things that are closest to us, that have the most effect on our own personal stories.

And then something like the tragic events of two weeks ago happens. Something outside of our own little worlds, something far removed from most of us, but something that underlines just how tiny one person’s problems can be.

I am of course talking about the Las Vegas shootings

Sunday, 1 October 2017

All Systems Slow

Hello dear readers!

Well, what a week it has been. A week where waiting had finally resulted in action, and a week that finished with me feeling far from my sparkling best, but for possibly the best of reasons.

Confusing, eh?

Well the surge in positivity has much to do with a couple of things that the Seated Perspective household’s collective breath has been well and truly bated over for a while now. One of these things is of the building bent. The other, a mite more medicinal.

Monday, 25 September 2017

Ton up

Hello dear readers!

It’s time for a little positivity, I think.

Those of you that have the dubious pleasure of following these attempts at communicating the flotsam and jetsam that floats through my poor addled brain may have picked up a somber mood to my posts of late. A certain maudlin quality.

This of course has a lot to do with my recent medical diagnosis, (see here if you don’t know what I’m talking about) but while that was less than ideal life does indeed go on, and this week there is a reason not just to be positive, but to celebrate!

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Health & Safety

Hello dear readers!

Yes. yet again it's Bloggy-thing time, and this week has been a particularly positive one, although perhaps marred by one or two (well, definitely one) little niggles.

We are, once again, talking about my recent diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis which has joined the already existing conditions of Spina Bifida and Pernicious Anaemia to form an all singing. all dancing, triple threat, disease dream team. It puts such tag teams as The Road Warriors, and The Hardy Boys to shame it really does.

In fact, more specifically, this week's post delves into the appointment with the MS Specialist and the fun I had actually attending it.

Let me explain.

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Uphill Battles

Hello dear readers!

Sometimes writing a weekly blog can be difficult. This is one of those times.

No, this is not due to any technical difficulties or the less than perfect state of my MS riddled eyes (see here). It is, in fact, due to a distinct lack of that small thing that makes it possible to put finger to keyboard in the first place... Inspiration.

The fact is that, some six weeks after leaving hospital with the above mentioned diagnosis still ringing in my ears, the silence is becoming deafening.

The staccato appointments seem to have dried up for the moment (ahead of Thursday’s appointment with the specialist), and I am left sitting and waiting for things to happen. Waiting is not something I’m, apparently, particularly good at.

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Like Buses

Hello dear readers!

Firstly an apology. I’m sure you will have spotted that last weeks blog post was sadly absent. This time, this was not due to any ill health or hospitalisation on the part of yours truly but more because of a poorly laptop. This issue has not been fully resolved but hopefully I may be able to get through this week’s offering without the accursed thing shutting down randomly and erasing all my hard(ish) work.

Anyhoo, onward and upwards.

Long term sufferers of this esteemed blog may remember that last time we spoke I was somewhat becalmed. After my recent diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis (see here), I was left waiting for appointments galore and, quite frankly nothing was happening. I was left kicking my heels (well, figuratively) at home.

It was all quiet on the western front with not much happening on the Eastern. Northern, or Southern either. Then, very much like buses, three things all turned up together to busy life up a little.