Hi Arthur, I teach at university. Mainly printmaking, screenprinting, lithography and relief printing but cover most areas. I have a mixture of first year classes and second/third years. Sometimes teach post grads too, I love it. Takes a fair amount of energy but I really enjoy the interaction with the students. I'm determined to try and get my own work back on track this term, my kids seem to dominate my free time and I feel this desperate need for self expression. Do you ever make art or craft now?
I love to read too! Plus I love to laugh! Sorry you're eyes are deteriorating, can you still manage to read or do you listen to books now? My middle child has a severe form of learning difficulty so I get him CDs of books to listen too and give him the independence of reading. He is nearly 14.
Best wishes, golitho
I myself am only just coming out the other side of this fog after nearly a year of being told I have AS. Your going through the normal procedure I believe. Having sites like this has helped me so much as I don't feel alone anymore and I can talk with people who truly understand what your going through. I know we have great families and they're so understanding but at times I don't think they fully understand how frustrating it is not to be able to do the things you used to... I myself used to cycle 35K's a weekend, play golf, bushwalk, swim etc with my husband, and lead a very active life. For the last 15 months I've not been able to do any of these things as I'm completely buggered for days on end after and in great pain during and after. One thing that has helped me is know to control the things you can and let those things you can't go!
This weekend I put on a pair of my wellies and went to a goat show with my husband, I limped, I was in pain but pushed through it. Yes todays now a 'not so good one' pain wise, but boy do I feel good having got out there and given it a go. It was worth it. I'm not saying I can do this all the time, but when I feel I can I'll try.
Don't be hard on yourself try to look at the funny side of life. I used to be embarassed about the 'disabled sticker' for my car as I drive an MX5, but as I say (and a friend has suggested a bumper sticker) I may be a bit disabled but my brain isn't and I still have taste!!! I don't drive it often, only when dry outside that way I can have the roof down and easier to get into.
Take care, keep talking it helps.
God bless and I hope everyone on this forum has a better day tomorrow.