Friday, 9 January 2015

The best laid plans

I get all wound up and excited about the 2015 local patch challenge, put in three hefty shifts... and then get hit with the double whammy of Shingles and a secondary infection - down the entire length of my right leg no less. I won't be turning out for the mighty Spurs this weekend, let alone birding. That's me out of action for a while, but I feel so shite that a male Siberian Thrush at Canons Farm couldn't entice me out... but then again...

19 comments:

craggy said...

We don,t know each other,but sorry to hear of your illness,if you need transport just let me know.

Steve Gale said...

That's very kind of you Craggy. I'm OK for transport and will hopefully be up and about again within a couple of weeks. All the very best to you, Steve.

Glasgow Birder said...

That`s shit to hear, Steve. Wishin you a speedy recovery.

Warren Baker said...

Not a good start to the year for you mate ! get better rapidly, there's birds to be found out there.

Steve Gale said...

A better day today Dean. Here's hoping the worst is over.

Steve Gale said...

At least it's not migration time Warren. Sitting out a bit of mild, wet and windy January is no hardship.

Stewart said...

Stay cool Steve and get well. The weather is shite and forecast to stay so next week too, so just lie and watch films or read or summat until all is well. You will get your rewards I'm sure :)

[Right, time to put some leg work in.....]

Steve Gale said...

Yeah, at least it isn't a particularly good time at the moment Stewart. Still, gives you a little push forward if you want

Paul Trodd said...

Hi, Steve, all of a sudden my lower back pain seems a touch trivial, and you`ve certainly stopped me moaning and feeling sorry for myself. You`d better shape up by March tho, otherwise who else is going to take the piss and award the gong for the first Wheatear pic of the spring! All the best from Dungeness birders.

Steve Gale said...

Thanks Paul, hopefully it will be only a couple of weeks of inactivity. Get some warmth on that back of yours - shingle crunching cannot help!!

GeoffB said...

some good advice from the guys Steve take it real easy I had shingles in 2010 laid me low for weeks not one to be trifled with ,time to catch up on your bucket list for nature books,the uber patch can wait :-)

Steve Gale said...

Thanks for the advice Geoff. It might just be that I've got away with a light dose, but that was (is) still unpleasant.

Unknown said...

Good to see you are on the mend.

Steve Gale said...

And good to see you blogging again.

Stewart said...

Been out this morning Steve, and added 4 sp, takes me just over the 50% mark....nothing now til next weekend. The Countryfile forecast says we could get a cold spell at the weekend. If thats right, it might add something interesting to the total.

Steve Gale said...

And hopefully, by then, I might be out and about again. Game back on!

Gavin Haig said...

Hi Steve. Only just caught up with your blog after a few days with my attention elsewhere, hence tardy comment. I've heard that shingles can be pretty grim, so I hope you've only been clobbered by a relatively mild variety. Mind you, I can't help noting that there can't be a more appropriate malady for a Dungeaholic... :o)
Your blog remains a delightful balance of enthusiasm, appreciation and reflection. Keep at it matey.

Steve Gale said...

Thanks Gav - the Dungeness/shingle(s) connection had already occurred to me. I asked for it, really. Hope all is well in South Devon.

Stewart said...

Great stuff, hurry up!