Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Still Blogging On

I'm sorry that I appeared to have disappeared from the blogosphere recently, I'm all right, honestly. A combination of annoying difficulties to do with actually typing words, sheer business and a run of good weather have conspired against my blogging duties. Thank you to those who enquired as to my virtual whereabouts During my hiatus various things have been happening.

Polly and I made the trek in to London for one of my regular appointments at the Royal Brompton Hospital. While I waited among the wheelchairs and breathing apparatus Polly went on to her Clown Doctor office in Islington to sort out her expenses form. I read my book and waited, nodding occasionally to nurses, doctors, phlebotomists and sundry support staff I have come to know over the years, and watching the assembled disabled folk wheezing and waiting. Steve, a technician, took blood from my earlobe and tested my blood gasses and eventually I was ushered in to the consultant's consulting room. Dr Simmonds checked me over and pronounced that my carbon dioxide levels are elevated and that they could, in theory, be exacerbating the somewhat unnervingly rapid deterioration in my muscular dystrophy. More time on the BiPap will be required and the various settings will need to be adjusted to compensate. On the plus side, it might help.

By way light relief, and it being half-term, we took the boys to the cinema to see A Night In The Museum 2. It being half-term and raining the cinema was packed full of screaming, overly excited children, all munching vast buckets of popcorn and other noisy comestibles. We had to wait until a later screening than we had intended and had to queue for what seemed like hours by a poster advertising a film called Drag Me To Hell. Enough said.

I've more to tell you but my patience with tapping out one letter at a time has worn thin.

Oh, by the way, we're off to the Mobility Roadshow near Cirencester on Thursday, so if you are intending to go, drop me a line or leave a comment and maybe we can rest our weary wheels and grab a coffee together.

Bye for now. I'll be back soon.


  1. I'm glad to know you were mostly unavailable due to good weather. That's always a fortunate reason, and not nearly taken enough advantage of.

    "Drag me to hell" does not sound like a promising name for a movie, and like an inappropriate poster to be stuck next to with young children.

  2. We miss you when you're not around! Glad everything was okay.

  3. I'm going to put together a screencast to present the typing solution I have found works best for me. It involves using a tablet and an on-screen keyboard in tandem. You can't beat KeyStrokes as far as on-screen keyboards go. It has custom layouts and word prediction.

    I'll let you know when I post it.


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