Today has been the first time I’ve been able to get out of bed since the Wheatsheaf Hotel Gig last Friday night.
I thought I was getting better but this chest infection and hacking cough that had plagued me the week leading up to the Wheatsheaf gig hit me for a six the very next day and because of that, I had to cancel my FIGJAM shows at the Third Cork on the Saturday night and the Morphett Vale Function Centre on the Sunday afternoon.
I hate cancelling gigs however, I must thank Catherine from the Third Cork and Cliff from the Morphett Vale Function Centre for their patience, understanding and for making the situation easier to endure. All gigs went ahead with replacements and no one (to my knowledge) was inconvenienced in any way.
Thank goodness for that.
As I have no gigs this coming weekend I’ve decided to take the week from doing anything and just concentrate on getting well and taking the necessary steps to get my health back on track. I’ve cancelled all of my plans and I’m just going to relax and just do the things that I want to do.
This time my health comes first.
For me, I’m treating this recent bout of illness and my recovery as a huge wake up call. It’s time for me to take my life back and gain some sense of control over it.
One of the ways that I’ll be doing this is by starting a personal blog utilising an old wordpress.com account that I’ve had for a while. I’ll be using this blog as a means to track my health, keep a journal and share interesting ideas and information that doesn’t necessarily fit with what Corey Stewart Online talks about.
You can find it at coreystewart.wordpress.com
One upside to what has happened to me over the past couple of weeks, I’ll at least have some great songwriting material waiting to come out. I’m looking forward to that.