Born in 1943, David Beer originates from Whitstable in Kent and trained as a teacher at Bishop Otter College, Chichester, where he studied pottery as his main subject. He started painting at evening class whilst at Corsham, Wiltshire, where he was a Head Teacher. He also attended the St. Ives School of Painting on residential courses during this period and became captivated by St. Ives. David Beer was co-ordinator of the education working party for the St. Ives Tate Action Group, before the Tate Gallery opened.
David moved to St Ives in 1986 and taught for eleven years in Penzance, where he had special responsibility for art in the school and ran in-service art courses for teachers in the area. He retired from teaching in 1988 and is now a full time professional artist. David paints seascapes and landscapes in oils using a palette knife, and makes life studies using pastel and acrylics.
Spoke to Dagma our doctor today; she had discussed my situation with the urologist who said that there was no rush as I could always put abit more liquid into the bubble in the catheter.
Was quite tempted by the idea but then again really do not want to be constantly worrying about the catheter
Thought about it for awhile and discussed it with Richie and we both decided that it would be better to proceed now, better than having it hang over my head.
Putting extra liquid in the catheter is just putting off the moment and it is clear that I need the supra pubic catheter now.
Got the name and phone number of the urologist from Dagma and am going to organise the appointment myself tomorrow.
Feel a lot better now that with Richie’s help I have made the decision, still do not like the idea at all, of having an open hole in my body.
Think that having a Foley catheter for three years is long enough and it is time for a change now; be quite pleasant to no longer feel the pressure of the catheter.
Looking forward to not having to worry anymore if the catheter will pop out or not, be very pleasant to not have to think about it like I do seem to right now.
Can think of other things that would be more relaxing and pleasant to think about, think the Foley catheter is causing me too much stress which I really do not need.
Need as little stress and as much enjoyment as possible in my life right now.