anything to make me happy

17 Apr

london 3.21pm 20.1C sunny tuesday 2018 virgin lounge

my friend from florida  usa, has taken his flight back this morning. he had been here for about 6wks. he was about ready to get back home i think. though he did say his time here has been very restful and healthy. he had been going to the queen mother sports centre regularly because he had been able to get a over -60yr old pass, using my address and that allowed him to use the swimming pool free and to get the use of the gym for £3.50 a session. he said he lost weight and feels good. not to mention he got away from some worries at home, mainly worries looking after old friends of his in florida, who have lots of health problems. he said it was good for him to get away. and he plans to come back for another visit next year, but in september instead of april. he wants to come for his old school anniversary. 

my friends,  i find are grappling with health problems.  either their own, or their loved ones, or their aged parents. no one is immune from it it seems. so when i hear them, it kind of keep my own troubles in perspective. it saddens me a lot to hear of their health problems. especially simon’s health … he suffers a lot from pain , joints pain from the medication he is taking, and also now from two broken ribs that he broke from strong coughing. ya, i know, it surprised me that u can break ribs from coughing. but he did. and now just have to wait for it to heal, which is slow because every time he coughs it aggravates it. there is no way of immobilising the ribs so that they can heal quick, because the breathing moves it.

i went to have a haircut this morning… i feel it is a very good way of making things better. usually i cut my own hair, but it is not perfect and some parts of it i cannot reach, so the hair can get really long and it looks very unkempt. so it gladdens me to get the hair looking so much better now that i got it cut by a proper barber.

i am grasping at anything that gives me good news to make me feel better. yesterday i got an email from steve, telling me of a free burger to be given out on friday, so that makes me feel happy and i wrote him to thank him for telling me of it. and also reading of other blogs that talk of nice things that happen to them… that makes me happy too.

even being in this virgin lounge is happy making.  it is a nice place to rest awhile when i come to soho. 


3 Responses to “anything to make me happy”

  1. Garfield Hug Tuesday April 17, 2018 at 4:50 pm #

    Sadly we all grapple with old age. Perhaps Simon can wear a body brace to hold the affected ribs and allow it to heal? I wore one for my back to allow it to heal. Hope this helps

    • alifesgayventure Tuesday April 17, 2018 at 5:19 pm #

      i think they considered it, but it is the front ribs. perhaps all it needs is time.

      • Garfield Hug Tuesday April 17, 2018 at 5:21 pm #

        Yes. I suppose time heals and Vit D and calcium. Hope he recovers well and soon. Take care

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