Still Alive

Woke up feeling way worse than I’ve been feeling with upper respiratory thing.  Went to doctor.  Got antibiotics and also a recommendation to sleep all day.  I’m not sure about this. I have a book to finish.

There are some worrying symptoms that might signal a return of the trouble that caused surgery three years ago (Not days as I first typed.  Sorry.  not working too well).

Anyway, for now I’ve got a prescription and I’m going to try to write at least a little, then go to bed.

I’m sorry.  I’m REALLY not trying to fall apart.

45 responses to “Still Alive

  1. Health first, all else later. Get some rest and get better.

  2. Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard

    Take Care Of Yourself Or Else!!! 😉

  3. thephantom182

    Stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive,
    Ah, ah, ah, ah,
    Stayin’ aliiiiiiiiiiiiive….

    [Engage Carp Defense Shield!]

  4. Minotaur say listen to doctor. G’night.

  5. Christopher M. Chupik

    Yes, please don’t fall apart. Whatever would we do without you?

    • Yeah, Sarah already has problems when rolling her eyes too energetically causes them to roll off under the furniture – imagine all the trouble her disconnected body parts would get into!

      • Christopher M. Chupik

        We could send her mouth to WorldCon . . .

        • I was thinking more along the lines of this alternate reality video message from Sarah:
          “These are middle fingers. Oh! There they go! Don’t worry, I know where they went – they are coming for you! Oh, and there goes my foot – expect a good kicking soon!”

  6. Staying alive is more important than blogging. Please consider yourself excused!

  7. Yup, that’s an excused absence. Like I tell students, “Turning green IS a bathroom pass. Don’t ask for permission. You have it from this point forward. Just go.”

  8. Near death ia one thing, spittin’ in His eye is another. Rest, recuperate, take the long view not the long walk.

    For those who need more. Prager U used to email those to me but I haven’t gotten them that way since the new year began.

    • Notify me of new comments via email.

      WP Delenda Est.

    • Astonishing how rapidly socialism can take down a country. 😦

    • We dodged a huge bullet with Dilma Hillary.

      Thanks for this. I have a hard time explaining to some of the people I know why Mme Clinton managed to make our current President an appealing choice. Nice, concise recap.

      Judite would send give her so money to buy food in the morning, but by lunchtime, the cost of food had increased so that he didn’t have enough to pay for it.

  9. Yikes. Be sure to take ‘er easy, eh?

  10. Professor Badness

    Falling Apart!?!
    Goodness, we can’t be having you missing pieces. Your eyes roll out of your head often enough.
    Yes, please, take care of yourself.

  11. Please rest and recuperate. Ignore any strange vehicles passing this way with paint and remodeling supplies.

  12. 1. Your health is more important. 2. You are, judging from the course of events thus far, likely to finish the book faster and better if you give yourself a chance to recover than if you drive yourself to collapse trying to finish the book before you collapse.

    Rest well, will pray for you.

  13. What all them folks said. STAT!

  14. BobtheRegisterredFool


  15. What they said 😉 Rest up and recuperate. We’ll wait…

  16. You are allowed to fall apart. Sleep all day, heck, sleep all week. We’ll still be here when you come back.

    Health first. Blogging comes way down the list.

    (But make sure someone has keys to the blog, so they can send up smoke-signals at need.)

  17. praying for you.

  18. get well soon
    in my prayers

  19. Get well soon. (paint and remodeling supplies?) Yeah, health first.

    • Paint, remodeling supplies, and a few things best not mentioned where the NSA might copy DHS…

      You see, it is very difficult to get the quarters for Fluffy the pet dragon just right. Can’t use asbestos any more, for one thing. And the Huns have to do the work while Sarah is not paying attention. (Having done a great deal of remodeling herself, she nitpicks all the time. I mean, what’s the problem with lime green and fuchsia accents?).

      Didn’t help that last year, she pulled up stakes and moved on us several times. Sigh. Now that she’s maybe staying put for a little while, anyway, we can get something done for the poor creature.

      Although, being sick is not the way we want to keep her out of the way. A weekend in a hotel with Dan to write, a trip to see the parents in Portugal, those are when we’d rather do our work.

  20. *makes you some chicken and… oh wait, no carbs… chicken and carrots and celery with a little onion. (the no carb version of chicken and dumplings/chicken noodle)

  21. Get well soon!

  22. PLEASE Stop apologizing for something you have no control over.

    And take a day off and recuperate. The book will wait one more day, but if you are laid up it still doesn’t get it done any quicker. Let the body heal itself.

  23. Ibid.

  24. Margaret Ball

    Take as many days off as your body needs!

  25. Patrick Chester

  26. Take care of yourself, Beautiful but Evil One! Prayers sent.

  27. Sorry to read about your relapse. I just kicked the ‘flu / bronchitis two-step myself last week.

    I finished Dyce Dare #2 and it’s a complete hoot: I was totally charmed. So if you think it would be helpful, I’d be happy to re-read it for copy-edits and /or do the same for book #3 so you can get it out.


  28. I hope you followed doctor’s orders and slept instead of wrote. Sure, you need to finish a book, but on the other hand, if you don’t rest you might not finish it for a long time. Take care of your health first. The rest will fall into place.

  29. My Lady has numerous chronic health problems, and sometimes they flair up. She tends to fight the idea of rest, and the results aren’t good. This is my way of saying that it might be a good idea for you to formally excuse yourself from secondary commitments for a set period.

    My lady’s Reactive Airways problem is flaring now, so she has formally taken a month off of any appointments that don’t keep her feeling decent (in practice, this means we go to her Chiropracter.)

    Take a set time off, and then revisit. I’m sure my fellow commenters and I can amuse ourselves for a week, or a month, or even longer. It isn’t that you won’t be missed, we just want you to take care of yourself.

  30. Well, you’ve already posted today, but for future reference, here is a video with a lecture of when all of civilization collapses: I think I found a link at Ace of Spades, but I’m not sure. I’ve only watched ten minutes of it.