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200 Years of Charles Dickens

Yes, 200 years ago one of the greatest writers of all time was born, but today you’ve only got me. I’ll do my best.

Thank you once again to all those who have communicated in one form or another with good wishes and kind comments. There’s ‘nowt’ wrong with being nice to people is there?
My hand is recovering nicely but giving me extremely odd feelings now that nerve endings have either gone or been moved. The best example I can think of is that my dearest friend Graham Reed sent me one of those squeegee balls to build up the strength in my fingers. I have been walking around with it in my trousers pocket squashing it all the time (honest officer) and suddenly noticed there was a big hole in the ball. Of course there wasn’t, but to me there was, and it was most strange.
Any road up, (very Dickens) the hand is coming along and I think that process will get faster now that the wounds have healed over.
I apologise for my last blog, which was depressing. Thanks to ALL the responses I have had about that from other members of the Vanished Gall Bladder Club, I now know that feeling is normal after that operation. Perhaps the medics should warn us before operations that our systems don’t like being invaded and get very sad about it. Knowledge gives us something to focus on and to believe in, and knowing it is OK to feel ‘down’ has helped me through those moments. My own doctor this morning was very ‘up’ about how well I was doing and how the wounds were healing. I can’t lift anything for a while (‘Debbie… can you move this computer for me?’) but, again, I am sure I will be fine.
Until I get a prosthetic for the finger I am using a very well known magician’s gizmo and that has made a big difference in my typing abilities and in that area also I am back to normal.
Lots on TV this week about cyberbullying and I had no idea it was so rampant until I was attacked on Twitter with rumours and innuendos of a stupidly disgusting nature. I started to block them but there were far too many. What Twitter has is the ability to block the nutters, or even to block and report spam, but what it should build into the system is the ability to block and report bullying and if one of there members gets say, 20, such reports, they are automatically removed from the Twitter database.
Today will be a day of telephone interviews about the coming tour and also organising the backstage aspects of such an adventure. So much to be done.
I just read what I have written and I notice I have mentioned I am ‘normal’ a couple of times. How boring. I have never wanted to be normal.
I must wrap this up. I have interviews to do, and I have great expectations….

6 comments to 200 Years of Charles Dickens

  • Abdul
    February 7, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Hi Paul, nice to hear your on the mend, and to hear your positivity after your ordeal. I would say just ignore the’nutters’ but its easier said than done and it is hurtful.

    Take care my friend look forward to your blogs from now on and would love to see some more ‘Tales from the shed’!


  • rob
    February 7, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Paul – Please feel sorry for these mentally disturbed persons who tweet such sad rubbish. All they are doing is displaying their own lack of common sense. They will generally be very sad and lonely people. I wish you all the best for the future and be certain these sad people need you a lot more than you need them. Kind regards – Rob.

  • Pete Biro
    February 7, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Not to worry, I never thought you were NORMAL.

  • Christine
    February 7, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    See !! Told you things would soon look better ! Fantastic. Great to see that you’ve not abandoned your fans on Twitter. You’ve even featured on the Tutee Meows daily lol
    Keep on improving ! No one did a hologram like the one you did for Hamlet!
    Keep Smiling xx

  • Claire
    February 7, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Hi Paul,
    Here’s some more good wishes and love to make up for the nastiness. Glad to hear you’re on the mend and so sorry you’ve had such a hard time so far this year.

    You can be pretty optimistic about the nerve damage, according to my doc it can take 3-6 months, but nerves are pretty good at regenerating.

    Take care, you’ve a lot of fans thinking of you.

  • Christine
    February 8, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Am loving being one of the #vanishedgallbladderclub !

    Aka Tweet_mouse