Sorry but I've been away. Sort of. I managed to get a dose of bronchitis. Does it come in doses or is there another word for it? Anyway I spent a few days completely comatose between bed and couch. I'm now trying to get back to normal (with me that's a relative term anyway) so that I can go off to my first tournament tomorrow. I have a title to defend.
I hadn't had bronchitis since my young teenage years so this bout came as an unpleasant surprise. The doc's approach was refreshing though. He gave me a thorough going over and then gave me a prescription for antibiotics but with the proviso that the bronchitis was to run for 7 days first and then if and when the fever broke I would either definitely need them or I would be able to do without them.
On the sixth or seventh night the fever broke whilst I slept. It was just like the 'good old days'. The next morning I felt human enough to be able to change the bedding. I didn't need the antibiotics. Good call doc. One thing I have had over the last week or so, though, is a lot of sleep. And a lot of lethargy. Hence the lack of blogging and the reason for this apology post now.
Tomorrow I'm off to The Veterans. A tournament for the over-sixties (I just crept in - well nearly a decade ago actually but it's been a very fast decade) which is held in Dannevirke. The tournament ends on Sunday and the next one starts on the following Wednesday. It's all go.
Hopefully I'll get some posts done during the next few weeks. If I don't at least you'll know why.
Bye for now.