Grumpy Old Man

In the past 2 or 3 weeks I have had more & more days of constant pain. I have a daily dose of 17 tablets plus a morphine patch. Thankfully I have an excellent support system set up, thankfully I am also blessed with a wife that II love beyond worthy description, a few really close family people also figure immensely in my daily life. So the increase of pain & discomfort I have known is no real burden, it can however affect how I deal some aspects of each day and (at times) I can be what my wife says I am "a grumpy old man"!
I don't wear that label with honour but I do accept that its a perfect fit some days. So my recent encounter with a very temporary carer was to some extent my error but I refuse to be spoken to as she did & I will not have my wife, my lifestyle & my home insulted in one short visit. I have detailed the episode elsewhere so I won't go through it again, but all I will say is: Take me as I am, what you see is what you get, if you don't like what you see, please FUCK OFF!

12 thoughts on “Grumpy Old Man”

  1. Why are you in constant pain? Are you getting adequate medical care? At NEWT this year, I fell and injured my right leg quite badly. The pain was terrible especially at night and in the morning when I woke up. Sometimes the pain was so bad that I had to pause for a while just to let it pass. But as time passed by, the pain became less and less. Now, it's been months and still there are times when I would experience a bit of pain but it is no more than a minor passing ache. That's the sad thing about an injury. I think there will always be some kind of weakness at the spot where the injury happened. I take it as one of life's lessons. I've vowed to be really careful when I hike and I will stay away from cows and large animals. Anyway, I hope you get well soon. These things take time but the body will heal itself eventually. Rest well and follow the doctor's orders.

  2. Language Patrick! I agree and in a way I actually pity the likes of your temporary carer (I have read your account of her visit) – she will never achieve the closeness and happiness with her family and friends that you have with yours and that makes you rich in my book.

    We can all be grumpy at times; it serves as a contrast to the happy times, so we can appreciate them all the more.

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