Hi, p2pnet readers, and anyone else who may happen along:
I’ve had several emails asking how things are going since I had to stop publishing p2pnet.
I’m doing really well, slowly regaining my lost faculties, thanks to neuro- plasticity, the miracle by which the brain quite literally rewires itself, (that’s pretty cool, actually 🙂 and the non-stop support of my wife, Liz, and my daughter, Emma,
For a while, I was paralysed down my left side, but I quickly recovered use of my limbs, although my brain is taking a little longer 🙂 however, I still have a certain amount of confusion about what my right and left hands are doing at any given time.
For those who aren’t familiar with my tale of woe, I recently had two heart attacks which necessitated a quadruple coronary bypass. During surgery, I had a stroke which caused the paralysis, and loss of vision.
It also created a strange phenomenon known as left neglect which means although I can ‘see’ things on my left, my brain frequently doesn’t register them, which results in collisions, and occasional dropped plates on the few occasions that I do the washing up.
I now have a collapsible white cane not so I can ‘tap’ my way around, but so other people will see me coming 🙂
I haven’t stopped writing, nor do I intend to. As part of my continuing recovery process, I’ve launched this blog. In it, as I just told a couple of friends, I intend to write about anything which pisses me off, which is anti-freedom of speech, or which is repressive.
Or anything else that’s impossible to pass up 😉
So stay tuned — as always:)
Cheers, and all the best …
Jon Newton, formerly of p2pnet.