Hello and welcome to my Blog, my name is Chris, a bus driver for First in Bath. Married to Fiona, we live in Midsomer Norton near Bath, with Harvey the dog and Boots the cat. My main hobby is Amateur Radio and I hold the call sign G4KVI. I am the repeater keeper for GB3UB and MB7UB. I have a fascination for the weather and all things to do with nature and science. As a Christian I worship, when shifts allow at Welton Baptist These are my observations on my life, both at work and at home.

28 Dec 2014

Weather site

I have now fixed the problem with my weather site. It is now providing clear and up to date data. You can find it at http://www.qsl.net/g4kvi/index.htm. One day I will try and make it look a little better but web design is not my best subject so I will leave it like it is for the time being.

12 Dec 2014

The effects live on

So three years on from contracting Viral meningitis I am finding it is still leaving its mark. I had a cold this week and it has hit me hard resulting in two days off work, something that would never happened before VM made its appearance. Since I have been at home with little energy I have spent some time doing a little research. I have found the fact I get a lot of colds and they are much worse than you would expect seems to be common among those that have had VM. I have also found that the short temper and aggression I have may also be down to VM. Also a lack of concentration seems to be a theme, something I really struggle with at present. So knowing all this where do I go? Hopefully now I understand a little more about why, I can try and move on and overcome some of this obstacles. One thing I have come to telise over the last few years is how life changing illness not only affects the person but almost everyone they come into contact with. So New years resolution is to try and find the old Chris and get him to come and play more often.

20 Oct 2014

Stand up straight

Some of you know I have been suffering from a bad back for some time. Had a couple of trips to the Doctor and told I have a trapped nerve. Given pain killers and referred for physiotherapy. However the pain and loss of feeling in my arm has become worse. Turns out I have medical cover so for the first time in many years I went private. Rang the local hospital and seen today!. Turns out that due to my poor posture over the years and possibly the various knee injuries I have a disc in my spine is pressing on a nerve causing the pain and numbness in my arm. After the hour session things have eased a little and I have a list of exercise to do during the day to loosen my back up. Hopefully I can prevent any future damage. So all those people that kept telling me to 'stand up straight Dunn'. You were correct!!

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