Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Sick And Tired

If you are unfamiliar with the term Norovirus you are exceedingly fortunate. I mention this because I am now on more than nodding terms with the little packets of DNA and RNA wrapped in protein. The last few days have not been particularly pleasant. I admit that I am self-diagnosing here, and I may be infected with a distant cousin of Noro but since my carers inform me that another of their clients has had the virus I think I'm justified at pointing the finger at the micro-parcel of misery.

Sickness and wheelchairs are not an ideal combination in anyone's book. I'm fortunate that I've had only a relatively mild case but it has still been distinctly grim. I'm over the worse but still feel a little delicate.

Today I had a visit from a Speech and Communications specialist called Nina who came to assess me. You will be surprised to hear that I do, in fact, have the ability to communicate but Nina plans to help me do it better. She is looking into technology that might help speed up my typing and also a system that could help me communicate in noisy environments. We will be meeting again next week. I will, of course, let you know how it goes.

Until next time.


  1. Oh, man, I had that Evil Virus - it sucked! Hope you get rid of it soon.

  2. Having just returned from Planet Noro you have my deepest empathy matey.

    To do the simplest things, such as cough, without the need for an embarrassed dash to the bathroom is bad enough when you have the use of your pins let alone when you are on wheels.

    Buddy, I'm glad you are over the worst of it.

    I trust our good friend Bassbin was as over whelming in his concern and sympathy with you as he was with me.

    The day approacheth.

  3. Hope you're feeling better Stephen

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