Wednesday, 9 November 2011

A cautionary tale!

Firstly, I want to say that I am not an exhibitionist. Well, not really anyway. I have been known to expose myself to anyone who felt it would be artistically prudent to do so, but as a rule, I don't flash indiscriminately. Although Nina says I 'will strip at the sight of a washing bowl' because I've spent so long in hospital!
No. I put these photos on as a. a sign that I am healing really well, and will be back to normal as soon as I can, and b. a cautionary tale.
I used to brag that I had my first cigarette at the age of 8 or 9, and I was regularly smoking at 12. I also used to think it was cool to say I could down a bottle of scotch and still walk home. This is what happens when you do that. I stopped smoking 8 years ago, I stopped drinking 20 years ago, and still it caught up with me. If you are happy to take your past on your shoulders and bear the scars, fine, but never blame anyone else for looking like this after a life of cigareets and whisky...............and the odd wild wild women!


  1. Very brave of you, Peter!
    Thanx for sharing!

  2. Spreading the word in your unique style ~lol~
    Seriously. I started smoking when I was 13. Quit when I was 40 because I had an ulcer that would not heal.

    Went to the hospital for some tests. Before the nurse asked any questions, she listed to my lungs and asked if I still smoke. I asked how she knew. She said the air didn't move as it would if I had never smoked. Lung damage is permanent. There's MY bandwagon.

    Some people get smarter with age. Maybe we just heed the warnings.

    I'm so glad you are on the mend.

  3. And don't forget second hand smoke. There are some of us out here who's lungs were damaged from that. Permanently.

    Glad you are mending.

  4. Your a courageous and beautiful human being Peter. Praying for a full recovery for you and that you are back to doing all of the things you want to do as quickly as possible. Love you my friend!

  5. Thank you for sharing... I don't mean to be selfish but to those of us who care so much for you, it's very reassuring to see how you're doing and that you have such a positive attitude. I know I speak for many when I say I am a better person for knowing you... a more enriched person for being able to appreciate your art, and a happier person because of the countless moments you bring a smile to my face.
    We continue to hold your hand and heart across the miles and walk toward a full recovery with you... love you lots!!!

  6. That's my boy...

    Je t'aime mon Amour.

    Nefer IB

  7. I'm a bit overwhelmed by your reactions! I wasn't being brave - I was showing off! Alright, I was putting myself on the line a bit, but seriously, if you want to know how to handle cancer, have a look at my friend Linda's blog
    there's a brave lady!

  8. No no no.... I am not talking about your braveness but about you stripped to the waist and showing your tattoos.. cause THAT's MY boy! :D



    Nefer IB