Christy Brown (1932-1981) was an Irish author, painter, and poet. Brown was born with cerebral palsy; he was believed to be mentally disabled and incapable of deliberate movement or speech. However, at the age of five Christy Brown snatched a piece of chalk from his sister and made a mark on the floor – with his left foot. Having broken through physical and communication barriers, his mother taught him the alphabet, eventually words, and then to read. Brown eventually went on to write an autobiography, My Left Foot. He later wrote a novel based upon his autobiography, Down All the Days, which received wide critical acclaim. Using his left foot, he painted, mostly with watercolor, published three volumes of poetry, and two more novels. Daniel Day-Lewis starred in the film version of My Left Foot, for which Lewis won an Oscar.
Because I don’t have any hope of being able to write with my left hand as well as Christy Brown could write with his left foot, Blog This Mom! will be on hiatus. Hopefully, it will be brief. I am having surgery on my right shoulder tomorrow. It has been giving me a lot of trouble in recent years, and pain has restricted my ability to do many of the things I like doing. So I’m getting it fixed, once and for all.
I’m guessing that my ability to post and comment will be limited while I’m hooked up to this doohickey:
And it might be best if I’m not out on the information superhighway while I’m
stoned out of my mind on dolls taking the recommended dosage of this prescribed medication:
Here’s the wild part: My very
hot qualified orthopedic surgeon will be handing me a digital movie of the surgery when I go home, so that I can watch it if I want. At this point, I’m not sure if I want to watch, but Laura and Tom have already bought popcorn and 3D glasses. So, Dear Readers, should I post the video of my surgery on YouTube and link it to my blog? Maybe not so much.
Anyway, wish me luck. And send out a shout, thought, prayer, petition, or whatever works for you. All forms of positive energy are accepted here.