After the very matter of fact diagnosis of Epilepsy came the list of things that I shouldn’t do! Climbing ladders is easy having baths alone less so but not going near open water on my own is the toughest. The thing that I find the most relaxing is fishing, winter Pike fishing in particular and anyone who knows Pike knows they like big weir pools on fast flowing rivers. Today I rebelled against my neurologist and went on my own, I have had people offer to go with me but sitting quietly watching a float is the bit that I like best. I took some precautions like sitting a lot further from the edge and when netting my catch I extended the net handle fully and knelt down to scoop the Pike just in case I got “wobbly” I always know that I am not going to have to get near the water very often as I don’t catch many fish but I like it.
When it came to my medication time I soon became unbalanced so packed up my stuff and retreated to my scooter where I sat drinking coffee until I was steady enough to go home, I still have some common sense.
I managed one and a half fish (the half is the one that broke my line at the net and ran off) 😀 The one I landed weighed a little over 15 pounds, which I now consider to be a tiddler after my best Pike of 25 pounds caught 2 months ago.
25 pound Pike caught in November 20012. Picture taken on “Dumb phone” (sorry not good picture)
Today’s “Tiddler” (taken on a camera)
So was it worth the risk? I think it was, but I must confess that I wasn’t as relaxed as before the diagnosis even though the risk was the same! Maybe I need to ask Santa for a life jacket next Christmas? Does it help me having a name for my condition? I don’t know, time will tell.
Today’s location, The river Nene behind Wellingborough prison.
The Wiccaweys dog of the day is Sky.
Sky has come to us from her family where she was very much loved. The other dog in the family picked on her, so her family very bravely made the decision to let Sky find another home.
Sky is absolutely beautiful. She has lived with children and had always had a family. She has ignored our cats so far. Sky would love another family to love her as much as her old family did. Her old mum has even put together a photo album of Sky growing up so her new family can share in that.