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And I'm perfectly fine again. No abdominal pains, not even a hint of discomfort; I can breathe and move about again without any fear of the consequences, and to celebrate, I'm going to go to the gym in a minute and do my exercises.

I've just come off the phone to the company doctor, and I've agreed to a return to work from next week, on a half-time basis for the first two weeks, after which we'll reassess the situation -- I expect by then I'll be ready to return to the job full-time. Originally, I had planned to take the first two weeks of October off, but I'll see about changing those plans to the first week (or two) of November instead, as David Berkeley and -it seems- CoRo, will be visiting our shores again in that time. Surprisingly, they're starting off in Paris on the 4th, and I say surprisingly because I don't think they've ever played in France before, although I could be wrong there. Still, it's been years since I've been to Paris for the day, so I'm quite looking forward to going there now.

I could just wish though, that this my summer of leisure had been anything other than a complete wash-out.


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Sep. 25th, 2007 11:47 am (UTC)
please take up the mantle of full, complete, squeeful reportage for Paris!?! I checked travel costs and there is no way in hell this fan is going to be able to go :(

I am still holding out for at least two shows though *fingers crossed*

Sep. 25th, 2007 11:51 am (UTC)
What if you swam across the Channel? That should cut costs considerably, shouldn't it? All you need to invest in then is just a big jar of goose-fat, I'm told...

Seriously though, I shall miss your squeeful company on the road, but will do my best to make it seem to you as if you were there in my report...provided my finances will let me go down there...
Sep. 25th, 2007 11:56 am (UTC)
if we had had confirmation last week - there would have been the last of the cheap speical flights to be had .. alas .. maybe it is fate!

Hopefully we will get some squee on the road - but without the need for goose-fat - afterwards!!

Sep. 25th, 2007 12:12 pm (UTC)
No cheap flights to be had this end either...but I could opt to blow my budget on a luxury train ride, or squeeze myself into a seat on a ramshackle bus full of Eastern Europeans...I think I might go for the first option, and worry about it later. It's only money, after all.
Sep. 26th, 2007 07:42 am (UTC)
they are so frustrating!! There are £0.01 flights to Glasgow ... but the deals expire tomorrow. And still .. we have no confirmations :(

Sep. 25th, 2007 12:21 pm (UTC)
Glad that you are feeling better. It sounds as if you have IBS to get that awful pain and then be fine again - maybe Buscopan or Colofac or somthing similar would help when the pain hits.

Good luck with job hunting so that you can escape from HP.
Sep. 25th, 2007 01:17 pm (UTC)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Oh dear, I hope not! I have a friend who's regularly laid low with it, and to hear him tell it, it's a horrible affliction to be cursed with! Do you think it's worth me going to see a doctor about it, even now I don't show any symptoms anymore?

Sep. 25th, 2007 08:40 pm (UTC)
As IBS responds to stress, and with one thing and another you have been pretty stressed over the last year or more, it might be what the problem is.

If it is IBS it's not too bad, and I speak from personal experience here.

I would keep track of when you have these nasty attacks, if you have any more, and then do a food diary for the 24 - 48 hours previously, to see if there is anything triggering it, or if there is any pattern, maybe not go to the doctor this time, but if it happens again.

Sep. 26th, 2007 05:59 am (UTC)
If it is IBS it's not too bad, and I speak from personal experience here.

You're right; if this is as bad as it gets, I can certainly cope with it. And I made a mistake: my friend suffers from IBD, not IBS.

I would keep track of when you have these nasty attacks, if you have any more, and then do a food diary for the 24 - 48 hours previously

That's a very good idea. I will do just that. Thanks.
Sep. 25th, 2007 12:22 pm (UTC)
wait, the dates for the cr tour are out already? where did you get that paris on the 4th info? maybe i'm still too jetlegged and tired to find it, but it's not on myspace or on the website as far as I can see.
Sep. 25th, 2007 01:24 pm (UTC)
Erm...no, these dates have not been officially confirmed yet. We're just going on their comments to several (French) fans' MySpace pages, are waiting for them to confirm or deny those remarks, but are checking into flights and stuff just in case. If it's going to happen, an announcement can't be far off.
Sep. 25th, 2007 01:40 pm (UTC)
oh, I see. I guess my myspace tracking abilities got a bit rusty while I was gone ;) I just checked the prices for flights from Munich out of interest and the only ones that would get me there in time cost almost 150€ more than what I paid for my trip to New York. This is ridiculous. Paris is RIGHT THERE.
Sep. 25th, 2007 03:42 pm (UTC)
I know! But if a flight is out of the question, perhaps if you can think of another mode of transport it won't break the bank? How about a Eurolines coach? It'll probably take you the best part of the day to get there, but it'll be cheap! Or...do you drive at all?

Although at the moment, it's all academic, I think I would like to see some familiar faces at the gig if it really does come to pass.
Sep. 25th, 2007 01:36 pm (UTC)
Glad you're feeling better!

Speaking of Common Rotation, you know that Adam Busch has a small part in the new Kelsey Grammer-Patricia Heaton sit-com Back to You, right?

Mmm, I'd like to go to Paris for the day, too. Conceivably I could, even by (night) train, but it's still a ways off.
Sep. 25th, 2007 03:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the link! No, I hadn't heard about the sitcom or Adam's involvement in it yet, and I don't think I'll get to see it anytime soon, but it's good to know he's working again. I'm sure it must help pay the bills!

but it's still a ways off

That distance? It sure is! It's 4 hours away by rail, 5 hours by coach or car for me -- not too bad, but from where you are, I wouldn't contemplate going there for just 1 day. You'd have to make it a weekend at least.
Sep. 25th, 2007 08:05 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you are feeling better.
Sep. 26th, 2007 06:00 am (UTC)
Thank you. So am I! ;-)
Sep. 25th, 2007 10:16 pm (UTC)
Glad you're back to normal, and that you've worked something out with the office.

Did you ever manage to submit your application?
Sep. 26th, 2007 06:01 am (UTC)
In the end, I sent it by snail mail instead. Now it's just a waiting game...
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