Originally Posted by indjo
I thought I had problems .... Aus, we sort of share the same boat. But my problem is in the lower spine and blood flow issues. I know I should give up driving because my legs are slowly giving up on me, but me being me..... I never let anything stop me from doing what I want or need to do.
Wow 41??? I literally can't even sit straight at 39. Everything around me seemed like spinning - that was due to typhus, not my current problem. Well, I'm glad you're ok now.
Keeping pets - namely bettas has helped me (at least) stay sane.
Sorry, Indjo, I missed this reply..
Yeah, lol - they gave me one of those green painkiller inhalers as they loaded me into the ambulance, and between that and the fever I was high as kite and all cheerful, whee!
-- whatever gibberish I was saying at the time apparently cracked the paramedics up all the way to the emergency room, but I don't recall much of it.
Jeesh, you had typhus? That's no small potatoes disease!
Pets to me have always been half companionship and half intellectual interest and a good excuse to learn something new (which is how I get my head out of my ass when I start feeling sorry for myself, go learn something new..) - is why I've enjoyed keeping unusual/wild/rescued pets and now fish... Fishkeeping is such a huge field of knowledge, it'll keep me learning for years to come I think.