Blogging Hiatus

There will be a four-week blogging hiatus both here and at Whewell’s Gazette for two different reasons. Firstly I am going into hospital for three weeks, but have no fear this is a positive development not a negative one. I suffer from scoliosis and I’m going to get three weeks of intensive remedial orthopaedic treatment to try and improve my condition. Directly following my last day of treatment, I shall then fly to Britain for a meeting of the Christie Clan in a twelfth-century manor house in the Welsh marches. I shall not be entirely incommunicado, as I will only be a day patient during my treatment. So I will still pop up on Twitter and Facebook, from time to time, but I don’t think I shall be doing any blogging in this period and Whewell’s Gazette is definitely out.

If you are at a loose end and looking for something to do during this period, Afton, the excessively charming three-year-old daughter of my very good #histsci friend and colleague Michael Barton (@darwinsbulldog), suffers from epilepsy and has recently undergone neurosurgery. As they live in America this means big medical bills. Michael and his wife, Catherine, have set up an appeal on gofundme to help pay those bills, so you could do me and Afton a favour and make a small donation to help pass the time until I’m up and blogging again.








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5 responses to “Blogging Hiatus

  1. darwinsbulldog

    Thony – Our best wishes from the Barton/McMullen clan for your time in the hospital to only be a great thing. Thank you for your continued support. Afton returned to preschool this morning (she goes for a few hours on Tuesday and Thursday mornings), and as I sit here in the community center lobby working on Tyndall letters, so far it seems she is enjoying herself in class. Tomorrow e have out post-surgery check up with neurosurgery to check on progress. 🙂

  2. ” As they live in America this means big medical bills.”

    That alone is reason enough to leave the country.

  3. telescoper

    Best wishes for a successful intervention and convalescence..!

  4. Best wishes for a successful and not too painful treatment!

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