Hey everybody, I hope you’re all doing well and steering clear of the new plague!
As you’ve probably guessed, I’ve found myself completely overwhelmed with free time and unsure of how to proceed. My top priority is getting my lungs back to normal. Last night was a tough one. The new nebuliser antibiotic (neb) didn’t sit well with me at ALL! It was like having my mouth on a car exhaust, awful! I had a massive coughing fit and my throat and lungs have been pretty inflamed ever since. So, I came off that immediately. I feel better now, and every day my voice is a little clearer.
There’s also a common risk with this antibiotic that it could do irreparable damage to my hearing - which is a hella no no from me. I’d rather spend the next two years with a needle in my arm. If I can’t sing/talk or hear, that’s my whole livelihood. I’ve requested to have the prescription changed. They optioned a new antibiotic which won’t damage my hearing but will take longer to absorb into my system. Easy yes from me, so will hopefully get that through soon!
On the plus side, my blood work is coming back showing a low level of infection, liver function is a little high but not scary high, sooooo - long story short - I can relax a little. Just need to eat right and strengthen up my body so I’m in top shape to fight this fucker. Yoga and jogging mostly, I’m not keen on going to the gym with the coronavirus sweeping the globe. I hope everyone is doing okay and not panicking too much. It’s serious, but not the end of the world. Ration your toilet paper, your pasta and how often you go outside!
My mum is working from home now, my dad is still working at the school, and Sam still has to work at the pub. Though, we suspect the pub might close soon. Not crazy about continuing to test fate by hanging out while Sam may be exposed to any and all bugs and viruses during his shift.
Band practice has been impossible, Stu’s roomie has to be isolated, so by association, so does Stu. Already had one gig cancelled and am pretty sure I should cancel the headline BBC Introducing gig. Which is a huge bummer, because I’m really looking forward to that one. It’s only a fortnight away though, and Stu won’t be out of isolation until the 1st. The day of the gig!
At the end of April I really want to get back into the studio and record the new single. Hopefully the coronavirus will fuck off in a month’s time, though that does kind of feel like wishful thinking.
Can’t gig, can’t record, can’t practice, nobody is casting anybody at the moment...
BUT! What I CAN do, is write!
I can write and maybe I can do an online gig with Sam? Cover some of my fave songs and post them up here? Being forced to not pursue anything I want to has got me thinking more creatively, which is cool. How else can I spend my time? I’m planning on streaming Fire Emblem 3 Houses and Persona 5, as everyone on Twitter was raving about them. I can get better at cooking, yoga, maybe read a book, plan ahead for the Preacher release *oop, new single name-slip* so that when we can all get back to our lives we can dive STRAIGHT back in!
Stay safe out there!
Wash your mits, your pits, and your no-no bits.