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Hi guys.

I received a PM asking of me. Here is my situation.

 

Where have I been?

 

Over the past 12 months I have been trying to save my right foot from amputation. Last week it seemed I may lose my leg at the knee. Happily I got through it to this week.

The fight continues but I remain confident.

 

I am dealing with 2 hospitals. I am under the care of the High risk foot clinic at 1 of them and general care at the other.

 

What began as an infection in a toe has spread further. The reason is numbness in my right foot. I didn't know I had a wound.

 

Mentally I am fine. Losing a foot would offer me the perfect opportunity to stay at home building models 24/7 365 days per year. No complaints there.

 

My poor old brain is clearing up okay. I don't expect much due to it not being that great since birth anyway. 

 

As with all of us Covid is an issue. I am concerned about my friends here, I hope you are all well.

 

One build I had in a group build here was affected by my movements and came to an end.

 

I currently have 2 builds on the go, a MiG 29 and a 1/32 Me 109 G-6.

 

Stay safe everyone. 

 

Dale

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Hi guys.

Thanks for your kind words.

 

I have learned something that is very interesting regarding our feet. Here it is: the shoes we wesr damage our feet. A pair of shoes that don't hurt us retails here in Australia costs, wait for it,  $4000.00 AUD. This price is for a pair on the cheaper end of the scale.

 

I must conduct a full body check before I sleep. More than 70% of my body is numb. That was caused by all that chemo I had plus the shingles that wrapped my body. Let's just say I'm no longer chasing women and leave it at that! :lol:

 

A couple of years ago I was interviewed for a drumming podcast. I was asked about my illness and told the guy I'd had 290 chemo treatments. My doctor put me right. I had forgotten Royal North Shore hospital. I had 2 chemo treatments per week there for 19 months. So a further 152 had to be added, plus 8 more lumbar punctures. So the lumber punctures now total 42, and another 159 chemo treatments. I reckon it is some kind of record. Most people can't have so many. Their bodies can't take it. I was very lucky mine was able to cope.

 

I'm a very lucky man.

 

These days I don't post anywhere. I even stopped visiting YouTube because all the news is bad. I watch Netflix and Disney. We had a budget in Australia yesterday. I was oblivious. 

 

I have been building models. I built a rafale that I thought turned out well. I gave it to a kid for his birthday. I forgot to take pictures. It turned out okay.

 

My new focus is on jets and Russian subjects. I mainly build 1/48 due to space. I managed to screw up a 109 yesterday.

 

So, everything normal. :lol:

 

I had to close my studio. I teach from home now. This is fine but distracts the young boys who stare in awe at the model shop in which I live. 

 

Seriously, it's ridiculous!

 

I now have my own band. Sadly there's no gigs. We played 4 shows. I can't afford to pay the guys to rehearse. So we never rehearse. We just make it up on the spot. As drummer I put my ego on hold and just play time. My job in that situation is to make the music work.

 

Here's a jam.

 

I really do love modelling. It's been wonderful for me. Including all my screw ups.

 

Again I want to thank you all for dealing with me while I had chemically induced insanity. I was crazy when I joined. My brain is still clearing.

 

Thanks guys. Dale

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Good to see you've managed to keep your spirits up.  Ongoing health issues can really get you down.  It's great to see you've got good medical help, so I hope you have friends about to help keep you going.

 

As my cardiologist says, "Stay vertical."  :D

Michael

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