Well, I haven’t posted anything since October 19th and in that time I’ve spent most of my time seeing doctors, taking antibiotics and sleeping. I haven’t been this sick in a very long time.
Over the last 2 weeks that I’ve been out of action I’ve attempted to rejoin the land of the living a couple of times but my illness soon put me back in my place but today is the first day that I feel like some sort of human being.
I can certainly relate to the fact that you really do appreciate what you have when it’s been taken away from you, albeit temporarily. My health has certainly been the main thing in my life that I’ve taken for granted way too much.
I once read somewhere that most of us in western society treat our health in the same way as we do with our cars. We run them into the ground thinking that someone else will be able to fix it.
Cars, maybe but my health, no way.
What this recent illness had taught me is that I am ultimately responsible for my health and wellbeing. I can’t just do what I want with it and expect to be saved at the eleventh hour by some health professional.
Anyway, this post is not an exercise in beating myself up with a big stick, it’s merely an attempt to share with you all the lessons that I’ve learnt and to let everybody know that I’m okay and to also thank everyone again for their emails and messages of support.
I am really lucky to have friends such as yourselves who are willing to put up with me and my (generally) musical rantings. It never ceases to amaze me how the power of love, friendship, community and music has got me through the last couple of weeks.
So, as of today I’m taking the tentative steps necessary to return to the land of the living a little wiser and hopefully a little healthier.
I’ll be taking major steps in getting my health back to where I want it to be and I’ll be using my personal blog to keep track of that and to be held accountable to my goals.
It’s great to feel like a human being again. Now, where is that guitar… I want to play it!