Sunday, November 13, 2011
Today is November 13. Lucky or unlucky? Who knows. But it still seems a like good day to start my “real” blog.
Am home alone. My wife Julie flew to Melbourne on Thursday afternoon last week. I join her next Thursday. On Sunday it will be grandson Angus’s 2nd birthday, so we will both be there in Melbourne for it.
Until then I am, as I said, home alone. I never used to mind my own company, but since my stroke I tire of myself very quickly, and need someone.
I also need motivating to exercise. Today was typical. Woke up, turned on telly, and lay in bed until 9.30. Have tried sweeping the garden of leaves (they are a real pain in the backside) but I can’t really do more than a very average job of it. That’s part of the problem of being a stroke survivor I guess. You aren’t great shakes at much anymore when physical exertion is required.
As fast as I sweep up the leaves, new ones fall, and I can’t keep it up. Before my stroke I think the sweeping would have taken me 10 minutes. Today I have been at it for about 90 minutes including rest breaks, and it’s still not perfect.
I also did my normal hand, finger and arm reaching exercises. God, I wish someone would invent a rapid cure for frozen shoulder. I have an advanced case of it, and nothing seems to stop it from insidiously getting worse.
Had lunch – sausages in bread, so hardly majorly healthy, but filling all the same. Tonight I’m doing a BBQ for myself, with salad and fries.
And my brother is coming around mid afternoon to celebrate.
Celebrate, you ask?
Yeppers. Yesterday Julie and I purchased a house in Kyneton , Victoria. I haven't seen it in the flesh as yet, but I trust Julie's taste totally. It's a100-year-old weatherboard cottage, but it's in great condition and we are moving there in late February next year. So that's what the celebration is all about - and I can't really celebrate alone, can I? Yay!!!