Tag: Running

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Old man nap time

Just call me "Nappy McNapFace". After my run this morning - after which I felt I could take on the world! - I took a much-needed shower and made myself some lunch. I updated the blog, wasted some time on twitter and booked a cinema ticket. I then had some comics to read, so curled ...

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2013…My year in review

Like many, many other bloggers (and normal people) around the world, I'm using this strange between-holidays time to think about what the new year will bring. But also to reflect on 2013. Any recollection can be incomplete and/or subject to misremembering. Or just blatant fiction-writing. So please excuse any of the former, while I try ...

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On the mend

I'm finally feeling like I'm on the other side of this knee surgery. I've had two sessions of physio and can feel the benefit of both. The evening after each session, my knee - actually my entire right leg - felt like it'd been mauled by a bear. But the following morning, I had more ...

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Knee Surgery: Day Six

Part six in my self-absorbed diary of recovery from relatively minor knee surgery... This morning's chore was to remove the dressings on my knee and replace with cleaner, smaller ones. I have to say I wasn't looking forward to this one bit. I even reached into the stash of painkillers a little early, to steel ...

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Knee Surgery: the morning after

Well, they weren't joking when they said I'd feel worse today! Had a pretty poor night's sleep as I kept rolling over onto my "bad" knee. This was despite the painkillers, which had me zonked out just hours earlier. Seriously heavy-duty pills, which left me feeling like I was on a roller-coaster within about 15 ...

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A quick Surgery update

This morning's knee surgery went without a hitch. The hospital staff were all amazing - thorough, professional and very friendly. I was in at 7:00am, down for surgery at 10:00am and came to in the recovery room about 11:15am. I was pretty out of it - haven't had a general anaesthetic since I was 18 ...

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Biding my time…

If there's one thing worse than spending time in a hospital waiting room, it's sitting in a hospital waiting room while dire daytime quiz shows play on the TV in the corner. Worse than that? Having to hear other patients make abysmal guesses at questions a four year old would get right. (Back at the ...

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Here we go again…

Up early again - though no earlier than I'm used to on a Monday - to head to the hospital. This time, it's x-rays of my knee. Hopefully, getting it all done this early in the morning will mean I can avoid any delays and get back to work as soon as possible. On a ...