I’m not nuts…

I may be crazy,
I may be weird, 
and perhaps I may seem nuts…

…but to go through
What I’m going through,
I know I’ve got some guts!

So the next time that you see me,
Please don’t think “he’s odd”…

…I’ve gotten this far through battling
I’m not such a daft old sod!!

© Daryl Lees 2014


Abscess without leave…

So I never made it to Skegness…

On the day I was meant to go, I was awoken in the early hours with a very sharp, and aching pain on the top of my left leg – and found what I thought was a massive boil that looked like a giant nipple!

My support worker came that morning as she was taking me to the railway station to catch the train and I showed it her, and within 20 minutes I was at the GP surgery. After about an hour and a half waiting the nurse went for the GP who did a little surgery to lance it, put a clip on it and dressed it up. I was told then that it was an abscess and not a boil and it needed lancing to let the infection out. I have been given a course of antibiotics and if all is well, I haven’t got to go back, as I have been given some extra dressings to put on myself every other day.

So the seaside didn’t beckon, as seeing as though I haven’t been away for over 5 years now, I’m sure that I can wait a little while longer before I get actually get to the coast again.

A little update…

I’m going to the coast tomorrow – just for a couple of days to meet my nephew and his family who are already on holiday there.

I haven’t had a real holiday for over 5 years now so this couple of days will no doubt be hectic, but I know will definitely recharge the old batteries… that have certainly been a little flat of late.

My support worker is going to take me to Newark railway station and from there I am going to make my way to Lincoln, where I will catch the service bus to Skegness – and from there travel to Chapel-St-Leonards to meet the family around tea time.

I’ve done a travel itinerary for my times and have left me enough time to ‘hobble’ between the terminus and stations. I’ve also done a checklist and my support worker has helped me pack a shoulder bag for me to take with a change of clothes, medication and of course my mobile phone and charger!

I’m looking forward to it… the travelling, as I never thought I would do it again, and meeting my family members who are on holiday there and those that live there too.

It’s also my great nephew Joshua Daryl’s birthday on Friday and I will be able to see him on it now as well.

Good days…