Thanks for all of your concern. I am alive and kicking.
It has been very physically straining on my, fighting this infection in my leg, and dealing with some side effects from the mas amounts of antibiotics I have needed to take to fight it.
At first, I was feeling better about a week after getting out of the hospital on Oct 20, but by the 2nd week of November, I was down for the count, not getting out of bed for much of anything other then to go to the bathroom, get water and go to doctors when scheduled.
It got as bad as it could get without having to go back to the hospital, I was going for weeks without eating anything, or more then 2-3 bites of something, just to have something in my stomach to help with the pills I had to swallow.
Last week was the first time I was able to eat at least one Item, (I wouldn’t say meal), like a sandwich, or a chicken breast, or a bowl of soup, etc… for a full 7 days in a row.
I am starting to feel al little stronger, and as part of my rehabilitation to getting stronger, I am setting some goals, starting today.
I am going to start making it a point to get on my computer at least one time per day, (it has been about 2 months since I even had it on, )and sit in the chair at the desk for at least 1/2 hour at a time, starting for 1 time per day and doing more as I feel up for.
Second, the BIG ONE, I am going to start playing / practicing again this next week, with a deadline if Saturday the 26th.
I am at the point where I need to start doing things to gain strength and endurance, something that is difficult beyond comprehension during the Covid LockDown’s. It has sure made it very hard to get thru this whole thing not having any normal physical contact with anybody but my daughter and her boyfriend who live with me.
It will stay harder the longer I continue to do nothing, and although rest and relaxation is a big part of the battle here, so it building strength and endurance, so as long as I set some small goals, follow them, and not overdo them, I think my full recovery is just around the corner.
Well, getting my knees fixed is going to happen early part of 2021, and it is possible it will be full knee replacements, for each one. Yes, I will need to recover from that, but most people to really well recovering from knee replacements.
Bass Buzz, all you fine people, my incredible instruments, and my strong desire to play, practice and learn again have all been motivators to fight thru this and get better.
since about 10 days out of the hospital, when things started getting bad again, I have had to endure some pretty extreme physical and mental pain, and staying strong to get thru it is hard enough, for anybody, but this one, to me, it felt about 10x harder due to being mostly alone, with little to no other human contact.
I know for a fact, that having all of you guys here has been a shining light at the end of the dark, black, narrow tunnel, and it certainly kept me pushing thru and kept me from giving up.
I am not sure how much I will be online, starting out today, as I am already pretty worn out just typing this one post (which took a long time for me to gather all my thoughts) but I plan to be showing up more often and should be posting at least one post daily moving forward. I hope to be on again later this afternoon, and start trying to catch up with all I missed, and all the new basses you must have all collected over the last 2 months since I was on last. there has to be some new stuff, i mean I even got a new one, and sold 3 in that time, and I have not even been out of bed. LOL I just made the people drop off and pick up.
Thanks for all your concerns, I really appreciate all the kind words.