Phuket Sunday 6th March 1235 Local 0535
Not much to report and I promised myself not to
download the Sunday papers before blogging today, lest I torture you with a rant
about some subject or another that is enraging me.
After getting my XRays taken the other day our next
job was to initially photograph them and send them off to the operating surgeon
in Langkawi for an initial oveview - I guess of alignment, additional loose
screws etc. If need be I can send down the originals or the images on a CD
I also took my first swim in the past two days and
the attached image taken by Trish underwater shows where my shark fin used to be
and my new zipper has been fitted. I feel very restricted and constrained and
not a little frustrated by my lessened mobility and my all round dampening down
- a bit like the big indian in One Flew Over the Cookoo's nest after his
Labotomy stole his spirit and his freedom.
I however have moved on a bit in the last four
weeks and made a firm decision after ten days to stop walking like I had shit my
trousers.... It helps physically but mostally mentally.
Anyway rest assured this situation will not last
for long. Having got over my desperate urge to campaign for a carpet
bombing of Somalia I am now very excited about planning our route south
about Africa and spent the whole day yesterday working up the basic plan. Trish
however can barely even bare to think about it and is trying to mentally deal
with it just one leg at a time. This reminds me of that old quip "how do you eat
an elephant?" - "One bite at a time".
Back dependent, it would be great to get going
before the South West monsoon as the door slams shut after that. So from
tomorrow the re-building starts in earnest. Of me that is. The engine is also in
bits and that will be rebuilt and prepared over the next few days
As we have good Wifi here I also though you may
appreciate a few photographs of being out and around the islands in Thailand.
Keep a close look out for Kow Wih Lee amongst them.