whilst I'm not enjoying being in physical pain again, it does put a lot of things in perspective
which is a curious sensation
the weather has cooled off a little over the past couple of days, and altho I miss the sun at least it's giving my foot a break
I don't think I ever told you all about my foot, did I? I have spared you some of the more gruesome stuff of my life
*group sigh of relief*
at the moment it's covered in blisters again, a seasonal happening due to wearing sandals and no socks (a vain attempt to get a suntan on as much of my skin as possible - so really, I only have myself to blame) (as is the case for a lot of which happens in one's life) (wouldn't you say? well you have to, if you accept responsibility)
three years ago around this time I ended up in hospital on intravenous penicillin for ten days due to a blister on my foot (from wearing sandals); they eventually let me out because all the veins in my arms and wrists had packed up and there was nowhere else to stick the cannula
the good news at the time was that I didn't loose my foot and that the blood infection hadn't killed me - the doctor told me, when they discharged me, that it was the worst case they had ever seen in a foot and that the infection rate I had in my blood (when I arrived delirious in A&E at two in the morning) would have killed most people
they were quite worried about me and linked my body up to a heart monitor*, which I do remember despite the delirium
it was one of the various times in my life that I have escaped death
it's the kind of episode that makes me think I'm here for a reason, altho that too could be delusional and only makes me think of The Hof Factor (which we used to talk about on my previous blog) (and the above picture does not illustrate in any way) (and altho I don't like the hair under his arms, I think this guy has a nicer chest anyhow)
and anyway The Hof is actually this guy, not the one on the soap thingy, and suggested, kind of, that coincidence and/or serendipity is nothing more than an occasional clustering of random events - to which, as humans (especially those with a large corpus collosum - see the bit on sexual dimorphism, which I think explains A LOT OF THINGS) (including your post yesterday, craig) we like to attribute significance, hence serendipity
(and explains a little about blogging, methinks)
The Hof also said this:
who has one foot in the world of humanities and arts,
and the other foot in the world of science."
which I quite like, cos that's how I feel sometimes (despite the blisters). . .
*what would it show if they did that now? my emotional pain? or is that in my head?
anyhow, enough about me, I've said all of this before (apart from the bit about my foot) and I probably said it more clearly last time. . .
how's your day?
have a crunchie!