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Day 11 12/3/20

Good morning Facebook chums

Day 11

Yesterday was a good day. Up at 7am pottered around indoor and outdoors until 10 when friends came for coffee. I thought "today I'm having a good day" and suggested going out for lunch. Our friends came back at 12.15 and took us to The Boat House in Charlestown. So far so good. Did my normal afternoon of potter, snooze, watch the first half of of rubbish afternoon tv, snooze and then watch the second half of something else. Later my work colleague arrived for a couple of hours. Then even later I decided to watch the news on the BBC at 10pm to catch up on the Covid19 shenanigans and find out about the budget.

Today I'm shattered, feeling sore and struggling to motivate myself to get out of bed. Probably a case of running before I can walk. Or is it because the rain has returned.

It's 11 days since I entered my first FB post. So far I'm fairly sure my girls have read some but not all of my posts. It seems that some of you, my FB chums have commented or reacted every day. So I got to pondering why. And I've decided it's information stamina where we stop and sit down to see what's occurring. Generally I'm communicating with Baby boomers (1946 to 1964) and Generation X (1965 to 1979). But Millennials (1980 to 1994) seem to have moved on from Facebook to a far more transient form of communication that seems to require vigilance to capture information.

Rather than look at my tech constantly (although at the moment it seems like I do) I generally look at it daily, sometimes less, to catch up. By this time it seems for younger people it's old news replaced by what's happening right now. So to keep up to date with my girls I phone them up. How quaint.

Yesterday I finished my first course of medication. So have plummeted from 19 pills and one injection each day to a mere 9 pills and one injection. Today I'll start to ease back on painkillers. I need to walk a bit more, about 10 minutes a day if I can, easy if it's not raining and consider driving.

Driving is a tricky one. The Drivers’ Medical Unit at the Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) suggests listening to your surgeon’s advice. You should only drive again when you are free of pain and able to perform an emergency stop comfortably. I think I'm almost there. I'm not in a rush so I'll leave it a few more days. (Probably a bit longer for the motorhome). Still can't lift though.

Is that the time?

I need to get up for a coffee and a snooze.

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