Bap’s symptoms are proving complex & hard to manage. In reality he is dealing with an extremely difficult situation with great grace & courage & I am immensely proud of him for that. He had been hoping to post another blog soon, but he's been feeling very unwell recently. So until such times as he's feeling up to it himself, he's asked me to post a short message on his behalf, as he wants to keep in touch with all the people who have been so supportive at this difficult time.
The easiest way to do this was for me to record what he wanted to say on my phone. So here’s a transcript:
“I just want to thank everyone for their support. It’s hard to explain, but for years it seemed like I was in the wilderness. I felt like I was making records for a very small audience of like-minded people who were getting what I was doing. But now it seems the music has reached far more people than I realised.
I’m always surprised to find out that people care so much. It gives me another reason to keep going . I’m not very sure what the future holds. I’ve been in Marie Curie for a month now & I’m being treated very, very well by the staff. They’re fantastic. But I’m very tired all the time & I want to make the most of precious time & energy.
Today I have the energy to make this conversation happen. On a typical day I wouldn’t. Which kind of tells you where I’m at.
.....That’s all for now”
PS FROM BRENDA
It's on my mind that many individual messages & enquiries from friends & well-wishers are sitting unanswered. Please accept my apologies if you have been in touch & had no reply.
I want to keep posting updates, but I'm with Bap more or less 24/7 so it is very hard to give time & attention to much else.
I hope people understand the situation.
Thank you for respecting Bap's privacy at this time. (As most people know, visiting Bap is completely restricted)
…And please keep sharing the music x