Bang on My Head ( Update )

For those of you who still remember who I am, which might or might not include myself, I am getting better. We live in a flat on the third floor of a lift-free building and for some time going up and down the stairs was like walking around on a water-bed. In the circumstances I have not moved much but am now beginning to make the odd journey out to chat with the slugs, ducks and other  forms  of existence which seek my advice concerning succesful strategies used to overcome life’s difficulties.

Asked how I am I always reply “I’m fine”, or sometimes “Marvellous”. No doubt, one of those two replies will make up my final words, hopefully uttered  while lounging on a sun bed in the Caribbean with a sustaining pina colada within easy reach of my trembling hand. Possibly I will be so out of it that I will think that is where I am, even if the real location is slightly less congenial. This flair for not reflecting the true state of my health or outlook in my reply, prompted my partner to say when I spoke. “Yes, but how are you really”.

It’s not something I think about that much. You know, I am one of those, “Just jogging Along”,  “Starting to dream about meringues” or “I’m fine thankyou ” kind of men so I have been both bewildered and touched that a number of people in terrestrial and blogsville have paused to wish me well. It’s rather touching. Now you can see I’ve used the word “touching” twice there, almost in the same sentence. That is s sign, to me at least, that a number of Mr Ducks brain cells are currently absent without leave, but they are definitely beginning to regroup.

When they have all re assembled to face life’s challenges I will be pleased to post in my normal manner, In the meantime I would like to thank everyone for their good wishes. You have mine too.


About Peter Wells aka Countingducks

Trying to remember what my future is
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31 Responses to Bang on My Head ( Update )

  1. Kirri White says:

    Regular blogging is difficult to sustain long term (even when all fit and healthy), but I sure do miss seeing you around regularly. Sending you healing p-vibes x


  2. Abby says:

    “When they have all re assembled to face life’s challenges I will be pleased to post in my normal manner.” I’m still waiting for this to happen myself, and I haven’t even sustained a head injury.
    But in all seriousness, I’m keeping you in my (positive) thoughts. I’m just glad you still pop in 😉


    • Thats a very good point Abby. Pehaps I’m not the man to talk about normal manners at all. I hadn’t thought of that, but then I hadn’t thought much of anything. Having said that, if the personality you express in your Blog is considered abnormal, I wish there was more abnormality around.


  3. Harry says:

    Keep well, and i hope the grey matter settles down soon.


  4. While I’ve been away and don’t know if you’ve shared exactly the nature of your challenges, I can say that I, too, know of all kinds of challenges that can stomp on a person’s body and spirit. I used to get sick and tired of people asking me how I was feeling–it just reminded that I was feeling like crap but didn’t want to feel that way.

    I’ve discovered in my lengthy tenure as a blogger (a bit over a year!) that people’s participation ebbs and flows with whatever life circumstances present themselves. Unless blogging is their job, rarely do people blog consistently.

    Fear not, Peter. You have a caring and loyal following. We’re here when you are and even when you aren’t. Take care of yourself and the rest will take care of itself.

    May something delightful find you each day,



  5. barbara says:

    Glad to see this Peter. I was getting concerned but didn’t want to pry or bug you. The wry wit we all love is still there. That tells a lot!
    Thinking of you in a positive and humorous way my friend.



  6. Dear Ducky,
    So pleased to see you today 🙂 Missed reading your blogs.


  7. Shonnie says:

    So glad you are FINE even if all your brain cells are slightly josseled in your skull. I did know I needed to wish you well or you know I would have. I am relaxing at my place at the beach whilst the cabsnna boys fetch me my wildest dreams. Or at least that is how I wish things were going. Hope you are better soon. :-). Glad you made it out mostly intact.


  8. nelle says:

    Keep on doing what you must to be in a good place. We’re here, and when you return, you get us.


  9. Al says:

    You are worth waiting for, my friend. Get well first.


  10. Caroline says:

    Glad you’re still with us

    So am I but not blogging anymore! You can find me on my coaching site!


  11. Writerlious says:

    More good wishes! I hope you’re feeling better soon. 🙂


  12. Many, many, many more wishes for good health coming your way from me (belatedly, as always these days). *hugs*


  13. Julie Buhite says:

    Always lovely to read what you have to say, CD. It’s like hearing news from a dear neighbor. I hope that you are well. Not so easy to discern through cyber world. Take good care of yourself. You are cherished by many.


  14. catterel says:

    The Germans – as usual – have a lovely word for concussion: Gehirnerschütterung, which suggests that the brain is being shaken rather than stirred. I know that’s exactly what it feels like, and wish you a very speedy recovery.


  15. Julie says:

    I miss your posts!


  16. eof737 says:

    Glad to know you are doing better. I’ve been on the mind myself so pardon my silence… 😉


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