Happy New Year 2017!

Howdy Folks. It’s been a very long time since I posted on my blog here. It has been a very unusual last half of the year in 2016. Most of it, quite frankly has not been too pleasant. Well, I won’t bore you with all of the gruesome details, but I will give you just a brief summary.

First of all, I ran into some severe financial problems around May of 2016. I had a full time gig that kinda played out very suddenly. I was forced to find a way to make some quick income. So I got this bright idea that maybe I would drive for Uber for awhile.

I started driving for Uber and Lyft around mid year.  It was OK. The money wasn’t always great, but it did manage to keep the rent paid and the rest of the bills taken care of. Of course, it didnt pay like the music gigs I was used to but. . .  you can’t always get what you want . . . but you get what you need ( to quote Mick Jagger).

Then a very strange ( and still unexplained) thing happened. Around August of last year, I went to bed one night feeling perfectly fine. But when I woke up the next morning, I was in extreme pain in my hip and leg —  and my right leg was paralyzed. I could not put any weight on it at all. It was excruciating pain when I tried to stand up or sit down. It was so bad that I had to crawl on the floor to get to the bathroom.

This situation continued for many days. I was literally stuck on my couch for 5-6 weeks. I used an office swivel chair as a makeshift wheelchair to roll myself around my apartment. Guys, it was so bad that I literally could not get into my bathtub to take a bath or shower for 4 weeks! It was disgusting. But I had no  help at all — not even to be able to go out and buy food, etc.

Needless to say, I was not able to get out to my car and drive for Uber. So I had no income source for over a month. Ultimately, I got way behind on my bills, and was never able to really catch up. Once I finally was able to get out and drive again, it took along time to recover enough to be able to drive long hours for Uber.

By the end of October, I was evicted from my apartment that I had lived in for over 10 years. It was a crushing blow to my pride and ego. It devastated me mentally. All the while my physical condition was very slow to improve as I am still walking with a limp to this day.

To be continued . . .     hit me up here if you  have any comments.  C  ya later!



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