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 thoughts on “Still Alive

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

    [Engage Carp Defense Shield!]

    1. 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!

        1. 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!”

  2. 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.”

  3. 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.

    1. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.)

    1. 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.

  7. *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)

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

    Godspeed.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

        1. Put the dragon chow with the sea serpent chow. They go in the room with that hourglass where the sand is suspended.

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