The daily posts normally appear at a certain time every day as I’ve the habit of writing up to a week’s worth in one sitting and then putting them into a schedule. However, should something unexpected emerge, such as a trip to the hospital which results in the diagnosis of an infected knee that has to be kept straight at all times this preventing me sitting at the PC for 5 days, then things can go wrong.
Last week’s sudden inflammation underneath my right kneecap was both painful and scary – I was genuinely worried that I was developing some sort of clot. I went to my local hospital on the south side of Glasgow at 9am last Thursday morning and over the next 90 minutes received the care, attention and treatment that money just could not buy making me again grateful for the National Health Service here in the UK. There was an initial diagnosis which turned out to be correct but I was also given x-rays and seen by a specialist just to make sure for there was no explanation as to why I should be suffering from Prepatellar Busitis – or as it is more commonly known, Housemaid’s Knee.
A strong dose of antibiotics and a lot of rest, particularly keeping the knee straight, was the recommended cure. Four days later and I’m a lot better but still not 100%, but at least I feel I can take a few minutes to drop in here today.
I heard a snatch of a song on an advert on the telly over the weekend which reminded me of how great a particular song was:-
mp3 : The Chemical Brothers – Setting Sun
Released all of seventeen years ago this month. The Chemical Brothers had been getting a lot of attention both on the back of the release of the LP Exit Planet Dust the the previous summer for for seeming to often steal the show with the live performances at various outdoor festivals. The fact that The Chemical Brothers were to collaborate with one of the Gallagher brothers caused huge excitement in the music press – Oasis at this point were at their critical peak as well as having what seemed a fan in every household in the country. The result didn’t disappoint and deservedly went to #1 in the singles chart. Noel Gallagher hasn’t done anything nearly as good since….(some would say he hadn’t done anything decent beforehand but that’s extremely harsh).
Here’s the other tracks on the single just in case you’re interested :-
mp3 : The Chemical Brothers – Setting Sun (radio edit)
mp3 : The Chemical Brothers – Buzz Tracks
mp3 : The Chemical Brothers – Setting Sun (instrumental)