The Importance Of Keeping Active…

It’s easy to become immobile when suffering from a condition that affects your general health and staring at the same four walls day in and day out can soon affect one’s mental health. I decided today that I had to do something different, not just a short trip to the local shop with Sarah to accompany me, but something different where I can actually relax and enjoy my time. A few months ago, before my health deteriorated so bad, I’d been out and bought a three man tent in the hope that at some point this summer my wife and I could get away for a short break. It’s now clear that that isn’t going to happen any time soon but I decided to take the plunge and erect the tent in the back garden so that we could enjoy some peace and quiet this afternoon.

Nothing like a good brew!

I knew beforehand that this was going to be quite some challenge, even though it usually takes only 10 minutes to put up, I knew it was going to take me a little longer this time around but was willing to give it a go all the same.

I feel its times like this that my wife thinks I’m completely bonkers but over the years she’s become accustomed to my strange ways! Knowing that I can’t bend down or turn around quickly without becoming dizzy I started unpacking the tent and sorting out which bit goes where. It wasn’t long before the dizziness started to kick in but I was determined to complete the challenge and tried taking it in my stride. What usually takes me only 10 minutes, took me just over one hour to complete due to three episodes of dizziness. Obviously frustration started taking hold but its times like these that I have to challenge myself and become accustomed to as I head into recovery.

As Sarah was due to start work at 6pm, we decided to order tea in from the local pizza shop. I dug out the camp stove, kettle, mugs and the bits and bobs that we needed to make a tea and coffee to go with our meal. We also have a spare duvet in the bottom of my wardrobe which I bundled together and threw in the tent to chill out on. Our meal was only 15 minutes away so we put the kettle on and kicked back to listen to the garden birds singing their hearts out. What a glorious sunny afternoon it had turned out to be.

So there we have it folks, it doesn’t take much to make me happy. Sarah has now gone to work, her belly full and ready to serve up fish and chips to the folk of Scunthorpe, while I am laid out here in the tent enjoying a nice mug of tea writing this post out to you guys! The birds are still singing gracefully and one particular Robin keeps popping his head up nearby to see what I’m doing. For just this moment in time life ain’t all that bad after all!

I sincerely hope you’re all having a similarly good day too!


Kev – M0LYF

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Just an ordinary guy living in an extraordinary world!

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