Sadly, right now, I’m not skipping along in time to the song! To cut a long story short: I woke up and couldn’t put any weight on left foot. I had an MRI and was “promptly” diagnosed with Tibialis posterior tendinopathy along with several tears to the tendon. The kicker (pun intended): there is no magical cure. I could have surgical foot reconstruction, but there are no guarantees that it would be successful! NO WAY!
Prognosis? No more long walks, no more cycling…a massive decrease in physical activity, which if you’ve read any of my other blogs, you’ll know is a huge blow. At least I can take a buggy for golf. My housemate and best friend, Christine, is royally peed off. She says my game’s improved! That’s something, I suppose…
There have to be positives in all things, and this is mine: writing has been my saviour. After publishing Parallel Lives and Crossing Over in 2018 and 2019 respectively, I’ve now almost finished the final book in the Opening in Time trilogy, Bittersweet Return. It should be available in September or October (depending on how fast I get my next round of edits back to my editors!). So there’s no moping around for me. I’ve almost finished a new romance called “The Lady Auctioneer.” And if all goes well, it should be released in December, just in time for Christmas.
No. Immobility isn’t fun. But we all know, there are plenty of people out there who have it a hell of a lot worse, so I’ll be keeping my chin up and my fingers tapping on the keyboard.
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Sounds like you have your head on straight. Things can always be worse. To live is to move and count our blessings. I was reminded of this myself. I have to take a chemo drug for my cancer. But I am fortunate because I am taking an oral drug and not an intravenous chemo drug. I’m lucky.
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Absolutely, Annice. Thank you for sharing your story too. Take care 🙂
Wow how awful !!! I’m so sorry..I know only too well how it feels to have a body that lets me down at times…when it’s permanent…I can’t imagine that !! I really enjoyed your books and I’m looking forward to the next one! Please come over to see us or we must come to Nottingham! Lots of love xxxx
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Thank you for your kind words, Jane 🙂 I’m hoping to be part of an LGBTQ Lit Fest in June next year. Keep an eye on my site for details! And I’m so glad you enjoyed my books thus far—not too long to wait for the final instalment!