Friday, November 16th, 2007 • 1 Comment on The Writer Returns, For Now
I know, I’ve been a bad blogger. Sorry. I’m getting a little battered by life right now, which means blogging and my NaNoWriMo book have taken a hit. There is a bunch of stuff going on, but nothing I’m ready to blog about yet.
However, I will say my long-lasting cold segued very nicely into a severe sinus infection which had me (me) doing the same-day walk-in appointment thing at the doctor on Monday (which I do not do—I cannot emphasize this enough). In my defense, the only reason I went was because I was pretty sure I’d be in the ER with a full-blown asthma attack if I didn’t get treated. Not being able to breathe is enough to get me to a doctor. (That wasn’t always the case, which is why I know my limits now.) To be honest, I thought it was something more serious than a silly little sinus infection, but the chest X-ray ruled out pneumonia. Not that I’m disappointed—much. I just feel stupid being one of those whining walk-in types. I just don’t do that. (I may have mentioned that.)
Unfortunately, the short, convenient course of antibiotics I was given for the sinus infection did not agree with me. I was told I was having an “adverse” reaction as opposed to an “allergic” reaction, but I decided I’d rather live with a sinus infection than continue taking the antibiotics. Today, at a scheduled appointment, I was given a new course of antibiotics—the old-fashioned, inconvenient, three-times-a-day amoxicillin. Wooo. Sometimes it pays to go old school.
So, between medical issues, a tremendous lack of rest (even for me), vet issues of all sorts and personal life issues on various fronts, I’ve had little energy to do much more than the necessities (feed the pets, medicate the pets, answer student e-mails, grade student essays, etc.). I’m itching to get back to writing—writing anything at this point—but though I’m finally starting to feel a little better, my energy level is pretty much zero. Hopefully that will change soon, because there is not only much work to be done, but much fun to be had in the next week. Sheri arrives tomorrow, Jay arrives next Wednesday and Thanksgiving and all of its bounty (cooked by me) is now in less than a week! Plus, there is the annual Sunday Brunch to look forward to. Hopefully I’ll feel like eating a real meal by next week.