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Tuesday, May 29, 2007


Einstein said "If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans".

That would certainly apply to the holiday! I had a few symptoms before we left, but once away these became more virulent. Did manage to do some motoring around North Yorkshire for a few days, but then had to come home, missing out on the Roman job (the weather for which was apparently abominable, so thankful for small mercies).

After gruesome examinations I have been told I have contracted "Proctitis" - (No - I had never heard of it either, but if you want the gory details they are here.) It was probably a reaction to an injection I had a while ago to combat prostate cancer.

Anyway, the medication seems to be working and I am on the mend, but am told it will take about two months to fully resolve.

Motorcycling and cycling are out at present, but you certainly get to catch up on reading!


J Cosmo Newbery said...


Vita said...

Gory details is Right! Here I was thinking you were off having a wonderful time. Sorry.

Knowleypowley said...

rest a while and get better soon

Lee said...

I know enough Greek to know I don't want to know any more details about your problem. Obviously I am sorry to hear about it, from the bottom of my heart.

I guess it gives you the time to plan the next trip.

herhimnbryn said...


windblownbutterfly said...

Just the sound of the name of your affliction is uncomfortable....ever think of how many "uncomfortable" " P " words there are? ;) Nevertheless, glad to see you safely back.

Lucy said...

Bad luck Avus! I'll skip the link to gorydetails.co.uk, and just take your word for it!
Take good care, and perhaps we'll see a bit more of you here, which would be a bonus for us if not for you!

sheoflittlebrain said...

I've been known to pretend to be sick to catch up on my reading. Much better, of course, than actually having to be sick. Here's wishing you a full and early recovery.

I left a reply to your comment over at Granny J's site.

Avus said...

j. cosmo: That sums it up concisely! (do you know the "Fast Show" TV character?)
Vita: Well, we did get a couple of good days before the rot (literally!) set in.
kp: thanks, Pete.
Lee:thanks for the good wishes - is knowing enough Greek an advantage or disadvantage in this case?
HHnB: Is that an expression of sorrow, or a graphic representation of my bum at present?
Windblown: Never thought of that before, but you are right.
Lucy: Yes, more time for blogs (as you will see already). Thanks for the wishes.
Sheoflittle: Thanks for visiting. Nice to meet you. The "Barbara Frietchie" exchange was fun wasn't it.

valonia said...

Blimey! Are you sure it's got nothing to do with the good old yorkshire climate!? Hope you're back to fighting fit soon.

herhimnbryn said...

Oh hee! It means I am sending you a hug!

Avus said...

Valonia: No - the Yorkshire trip was blessed with wonderful weather, so cannot blame that!