In the garden

My MRI has been rescheduled for next week. My neurologist has prescribed something I can take to help me deal with my claustrophobia.

Keep in mind that I can’t wear my hearing aids in the MRI. That means nobody can talk me through it. I do meditate and it can be a great help in some cases – but alone, in a confined space where you can’t hear anybody and your arthritis is screaming . . . some things are just too big to fight alone.

Tomorrow morning Dear Old Dad is going to run me out to visit a sick friend. Then the whole family is going to work together on our new garden. I have been wanting to do this for years, but I was just too sick. Now that I am back to fighting trim I can sink my hands into the soil and plant flowers, herbs and vegetables. I just have to pace myself so that I don’t get myself sick all over again.

in the midst of all this Dear Old Dad and I are busy planning for The Maryland Folk Musicians Retreat. We have great workshops scheduled and a really exciting banjo building round table discussion. As jam-packed as the retreat is, there is always room for more. If you know an instructor or a luthier who would like to be part of the event, have them contact us. Call (410) 968-3873 and leave a message for Dear Old Dad.

The Daily Frail will return next week with a few breaks here and there as I go through more tests as my neurologist tries to figure out what to do about my chronic migraine headaches. At some point I’ll have to wear a 24 hour EEG. I’ll try to film a workshop while I am wired up.

Until next week, be sure to practice the basics!
Goodbye and God bless,
-Patrick

2 thoughts on “In the garden

  1. Prayers headed your way buddy. See you at the Maryland Folk retreat. Hope the gardening is therapeutic for you and gets your mind off your troubles.
    Erik ?

  2. Best of luck, sending positive thoughts your way, thank you for all you do.

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