Since I last wrote on T+30 I’ve continued to make progress. I’m still tired much of the time and if sleeping was an Olympic sport I’d be a certainty for the gold medal. However, it feels as if some kind of normality might not be that far away.
This is the easiest to measure. Since T+30:
- I no longer need my walking stick.
- I’ve managed to drive both the Alfa and the 7 a couple of times, although not very far.
- I spent a couple of hours at the Donington museum.
- I’ve walked around the woods on Oakwood (several times), Kedleston Hall and yesterday spent some time walking around the gardens at Chatsworth (when I wasn’t eating cake, naturally). My daily step count has gone up from around 1,500 to averaging 5,000 or so. Yesterday I exceeded 8,000 for the first time in two months. My resting pulse has continued to come down (73 today), although it’s still a little above my mid-sixties norm.
This is a little harder to measure, but since T+30:
- I’ve built a surveillance camera for the driveway. This was motivated by the possibly paranoid belief I hold that an intruder tried to get into the house the first night I was home from hospital. It consists of a Raspberry Pi 3B+ inside a custom case, running MotionEye on Raspbian. (I originally tried MotionEyeOS, but it proved to be unstable). So far the only intruder its spotted is a spider.
- I’ve been thinking about what it might be sensible to stockpile ahead of what looks like is going to be an increasingly difficult Brexit. I’ve not gone “full prepper” – yet – as my list currently consists only of tinned tuna.
- I’ve been wondering why the now defunct Derby-based apprenticeship provider, 3aaa, funded almost entirely by the taxpayer, thought it was important to their business strategy to spend £1.6m in just over three years sponsoring professional sport. I’ve also been wondering what kind of concert it was which 3aaa funded the Mid-Derbyshire MP Pauline Latham and her partner to attend in June 2017 that was worth £1,100. At that price I hope it was exceptional.