I have added a ton of new content here with no slowing down as I have plenty more planned and on the way. In December I will be setting up a separate website for Echo Vibe Records and my music projects, so it will be migrating from here very soon. I will be finding content to fill in the blank which that section leaves here, and much more in fact.
I have been practicing drums a lot and I am waiting for my new Wilkinson bridge to come and then install it on my guitar. I have been sleeping a lot lately, as I adjust to my new medication for pain relief, which seems to be helping a lot more than ibuprofen, naproxen, and Tylenol have. Every move I make seems to crackle and pop, sometimes bringing more pain, sometimes just startling me and those around me… so, it’s been… odd!
I have incredible tolerance to pain, I’ve set my own bones, given myself stitches, and even popped my own kneecap back into place when it dislocated, so when I say I am living in pain, it’s pretty brutal. I’m doing what I can as a potato in agony, and I’m trying my best to do as many non-time-wasting activities as possible. Next month I am also undergoing another hobby, building my own battle vest(s) and hat, which will be a lot of fun to do.
Right now I am working on my two music projects, my label, making battle vests, creating a YouTube channel for mental health, writing my memoirs, etc… etc… etc… things that take my mind off of my losing my physical abilities and the pain I’m in. Once I am adjusted to the new medications, I’ll have much more time to do what I love, so I am looking forward to that right now.
…and in other news
I may be a lord, but I have lost so much basic human dignity throughout all of this, from needing a commode, to having to be supervised in the shower, to needing a pee jug by my bed at night… it has not been an easy adjustment. I easily spend 95% of my day in a chair or in bed at the moment and that isn’t going to change anytime soon, so again it’s all an adjustment. Just two years ago I was partaking in biking marathons for charities and for medals, now I can hardly walk ten feet without my rollator… so it has been difficult for me.
Luckily my vision loss and hearing loss have been stable… Baruch Hashem!
So, much more is coming here, stay tuned…