“It’ll probably get worse before it gets better.”

“It’ll probably get worse before it gets better.”
They weren’t kidding. I’m writing this blog post whilst sitting in an extremely comfortable, super-duper, whammo, state-of-the-art armchair, (Vorsprung Durch Techchair). The headrest reclines at the touch of a button, the footrest extends with an assured purr from the hushed motor. It is the latest example of easy-living technology for the mobility challenged – yet I can only sit in it for 10 minutes at a time. After that the aching in my left (gammy) leg becomes so overwhelmingly painful that I need to get up and hop around the room like a scalded Easter bunny (yes, they do exist). It’s the same with any chair at the moment; my leg won’t let me sit down long enough to relax.
It’s been nearly three weeks since I had radiotherapy on my left leg and hip. Those final words from the radiotherapist after my zap still resonate with me every day, “It’ll probably gets worse before it gets better.” Well, it’s certainly got quite a lot worse so I’m trusting it’s going to get a whole lot better soon, in time for me to score the goal that gets Spurs into the Champions League final. Meanwhile I’m playing my own version of musical chairs, moving from one to another when the pain starts. At least I’ll win, as I’m the only one playing.
In the middle of all this I had another blood test and my PSA level has risen to 122, so now I have two targets to smash – and smash them I will.

2 thoughts on ““It’ll probably get worse before it gets better.”

  1. Susan May 4, 2019 / 9:40 pm

    Can’t help but admire how you are dealing with all this c**p! Fingers firmly crossed that the “better” bit comes soon. Look forward to seeing you for a cuppa next week ☕️🙂


  2. Kevin May 6, 2019 / 9:50 pm

    A couple of things I have to pull you up on there my old mate (but still younger than me).
    Hopping around on any available leg after beating the opposition (literally in some cases…) into submission and downing a few quarts was always very enjoyable. Handkerchief and pencil optional.

    Actually Spurs could definitely use you at the moment, bit like Leeds could use me……. bring back Bremner, Giles, Gray, Hunter et al.
    Supporting Spurs is a doddle compared to those massive under achievers (yes I know being Welsh why would I support an English and Northern club but you would have to be working in the mines back in the day to understand…..)
    As for the musical chairs, as I recall you were always the one (passed out) sitting in/hanging on to one when the rest of the menagery came arounand hanging on to the floor…

    PS didn’t you have a similar seat in your Ford Escort van circa 1974??


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