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I’m normal again  4

Well, the sickness and all that has gone and I’m feeling on top of the world - I’m eating well, drinking loads (non-alcoholic, of course) and my foot’s doing really well. A damn good thing is the pain: it is virtually nil - I’ve gone from the maximum dose of tramadol allowed (eight capsules per day) down to a measly three per day, and that’s only because I’ve got to phase them out slowly to reduce the withdrawal symptoms (shallow breathing, chest pains and heart palpitations). Hopefully I’ll be off them completely soon.

If you’re interested in how the foot looks, here’s a photo N took today - it may still look a bit nasty, but it feels great and that’s new skin growing over it!

Rocco still seems pleased that I’m home - the day I got back from hospital he licked me to death, jumped on my lap and didn’t move for hours. He rested his head on my chest and just kept gazing at me:

Me with Rocco


New skin, less drugs, and your home?! That is very, very cool. *p.s. Rocco looks like he’s not going to let you out of his sight for awhile :) That’s really great. Last time I was in hospital my dog Toby acted scared of me at first. It was really weird but thinking back everyone was so panicky about me being bumped or moved at all that they were probably too anxious acting with him. He came around though :) - gimpy mumpy

Great news Tim! Just don’t let Rocco lick your foot in his enthusiasm! - charlesdawson

Awww that’s so cute! Rocco is glued to you, Tim! Glad to hear about the foot, too. Good to have you back! - MHC

What a beautiful photo. So glad to see you’re on the mend. (The picture of you and Rocco is lovely too!) - Sue Horne