9/22/2006

As of now, I'm pretty much cured of my back pain and sciatica problems of the past several months, and about time too. I'm not exactly performing back flips here - as a matter of fact, I'm still taking painkillers - but I can do 'normal' stuff like go shopping in town or meet with friends in the West End or even go to parties without suffering undue stress. I'm still holding back a little bit on running out to get a new day job, since I've learned the hard way not to rush things. Perhaps in the next couple of weeks I can start looking properly.

The nicest thing is literally not lying around all day on my back propped up on cushions. To this end I bought a new 'office' type chair for my return to sitting-up writing and browsing in a sale for only thirty quid; it's not exactly an Aeron super-duper chair, but right now my spine loves me for it.

5 comments:

Paul F Cockburn said...

I'm so glad to hear you're up and about - just remember to keep those backflips for later. Hope to see you soon.

gary gibson said...

Thanks, Paul. It feels weirdly like being on parole.

Not that I'd know what that feels like, of course ...

Anonymous said...

glad to hear you are out and about. Believe me .....i know first hand what you have been going through and the pain you have endured. What is going on with Stealing Light. Can we expect something in the shops in the hopefully near future? I need my Gibson Fix!!!

Anonymous said...

Good news. Just don't let there be any relapses - the world need books dammit! ^_^

Avi Abrams said...

World needs good books... and judging by the reviews you are in the good slot. Golden Age feel? Interzone post-modern touches? all welcome stuff. BTW you might enjoy my review of "Burning Chrome" in my SF blog
http://thrillingwonderreading.blogspot.com/2006/09/william-gibson-burning-chromereview.html
there is also a cyberpunk and post-modern TOP LIST. Cheers and best wishes for your career.
Avi Abrams