It's a week since my last post and I'm still feeling OK. I've played three shows since I saw the specialist and am suffering no ill effects.
I'm wrapping up like a racehorse after each show finishes. The warm weather and hot lights mean that I'm sweating profusely when I go out into the cool night air. Luckily I was presented with a tour jacket that does the job admirably. I'm able to cool down slowly as I sit in the cab listening to the others loading the gear into the van.
We're having a few days off before we start again this weekend with shows on the Isle of Wight and at the Americana Festival at Newark on Saturday.
Next week we head north for a couple of shows before attending a festival in Welshpool. The week after that I have an appointment to see the specialist on the Monday and then I'm due to head north for a few days, then on to Scotland, Wolverhampton and Norwich on consecutive days.
After that there's a couple of days off before the final flurry of shows.
I've said it before but I'm really enjoying this tour. It gives me a chance to do something positive, to entertain others and also to express myself and be creative. I'm enjoying the company of friends and the warm weather. I'm enjoying the travelling and the countryside.
This is much better than staying at home.