This Early Bird Caught No Worm

I fought with myself today and lethargy won. This must be that time of the year when my brain goes on strike. Afternoons are blistering hot, and then heaven pours as the sun begins to set. I woke up early and thought I could get some work done. I should have gone back to bed after emptying my bladder.

Nothing was accomplished and the extra hours in the wheelchair today has caused my feet to puff up like buns. This condition is called postural oedema – fluid retention in the subcutaneous tissues of the feet and ankles from sitting all day long. A little more time on my back should get rid of the swelling. Tomorrow, I am going to leave the worm to the bird.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.