I'm writing this having completed the mornings physio regime – not on the floor of my bedroom (seriously though – The Glamour!) – but looking at blue skies and mountains from my balcony. I left half-finished longer posts, and videos in-the-making at home – none of it quite right, and requiring a level of effort that escapes me. Life is so much better in the crisp white sheets of a too-big hotel bed, no dishwasher to be emptied, or appointments to attend.
My skills include... making yoga mats out of pretty-much anything.
This blog was born exactly a year ago, planned in my head on a hospital ward and through this, I've discovered a love for writing and a new creative outlet. The treatment, the impetus – has (bar surgery) gone well, and my hope is to continue blogging over the next year and beyond.
So on the first day of a new month (and year!) I thought I'd share a couple of things that have been on my mind of late.
The first is an unwelcome upshot from a few months on steroids (along with the other better known side-effects), resulting in newly acquired facial hair (stay with me). That’s right – there’s bum fluff in places it isn't very welcome, and whilst (not-so-secretly) comforting to stroke I'd quite like it sorted out. Priority number one – suggestions for tackling are welcome.
Looming large in second place is the need to focus on my rehabilitation. It's not that it has fallen out of favour or become any less important, but the last few months have seen set-backs due to persistent left knee pain. The imminent MRI scan, which is planned for next week *should* help to determine whether the pain is caused by compensatory posture or a separate ‘knee specific’ issue.
I expect hashtag #NewYearNewMe to start doing the rounds today – gyms soon full of new members, eager and fighting for places on classes and rowing machines.
Well, for the next couple of days, you’ll find me eating my weight in chocolate-covered crepes, whilst wishing you all a very happy New Year.