Needing to rest.
I’m ‘resting’ in my bedroom with my AirPod Max on while blasting out the Genesis – The Last Domino? compilation album. I am going to see them with Kirsty at The Hydro in Glasgow in a couple of weeks, so I thought that I would ‘familiarise’ myself with them again. As if I really need to!
Despite what everyone is saying about Phil Collins and the situation with his health, his son on drums, having backing singers etc, I am still looking forward to seeing them play live one more last time. This is a band that I have loved for many years now and when I bought the tickets I knew that this would be my last Genesis gig. I watched the documentary about this forthcoming Genesis tour and yes I ‘feel’ for Phil Collins and his health battles, but with his son on the drums and the guys on backing singing duties, this will be some farewell by them.
I’ve been resting for quite a bit over the last four to five weeks. This is due to the recent surgery that I had on 18th August 21 at the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh. Once again, recovery and care was on Ward 102 and all of the staff were great with me. This is from my consultant surgeon Mr Will (Malcolm) and his team and Caroline And Elidh and the nursing staff they lead 24/7 365. Not forgetting all the cleaning and cooking staff that would often say a casual hello etc….
I am, and have, had to rest so much due to having a ‘vac pump’ fitted to the surgical wound. I have to have this on all the time (apart from shower time) as it is basically sucking all the ‘infection’ out of me, while also helping to close the wound.
I have been going about with the ‘vac pump’ since surgery and I most likely have to take this with me when I go to gigs like Genesis in October and Marillion in November. Is it a hardship having to go about with this all of the time? No, but it can be a proverbial pain in the arse!
So, if you see me out and about and see a tube coming out of my body and going into something that looks like a clutch bag, then it’s ok to look and ask questions. As long as if you don’t say something like, “it looks like you are being assimilated by the Borg Kev”. My reply will be along the lines of a smile and then telling to………….
Remember now, resistance is futile!