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Round and Round

You know that thing where you feel fine all week, but then as soon as you hit the weekend/your time off, you crash hard with some sudden mystery illness? Only you weren’t actually fine before, you were just managing to push through because you didn’t have a choice, and then when you finally have a minute to rest, your body can’t keep pushing anymore?

Yeah, that thing?

That happened to me in a big way after my rather naïve post about not having anything major on the horizon for the first time in forever. I should have known. I should have known.

The health stuff hit me hard this past June and has not let up.

The truth is, I’ve been doing my best to push through chronic pain and snowballing health issues since *checks watch* oh, about 1997. Back then, doctors told me I was too young for [insert symptoms I definitely actually was experiencing despite their dismissal] and that I just needed to focus on losing my pregnancy weight. That was, of course, total bullshit.

I’m still whirling around on the diagnostic carousel at the moment (and trapped in insurance bureaucracy Purgatory,) but there is mounting evidence that in fact I was right all along about what I tried to tell my doctors I thought was happening and now the matter has come to a head.

So, that’s neat.


This of course is my way of explaining why I utterly, completely, and in all other ways abjectly failed to do any of the book promotion that I had every intention of doing over the summer. Sorry, Mornnovin. I love you, but you have sort of become the neglected firstborn child. Because now it is time for me to begin thinking about all of the pieces, parts, and processes that will go into bringing Book 2 to life.

While still juggling this health crap.

I do have hope that we’re approaching some answers and a treatment plan that will see me starting to feel more human soon. In the meantime, it’s book-planning season.

7 thoughts on “Round and Round

  1. Sorry to hear you have been struggling with health issues. It’s no wonder that your book promo had to take a back seat. And rightly so, there is nothing more important than your health.
    On the subject of Mornnovin – I’ve been meaning to tell you (but I’ve been having issues of my own, and a lot of things were pushed aside), that I read your book a couple of months ago. It was a fascinating read, and I very much liked L. Mind you, I was far too impatient for her independence. I couldn’t wait for her to… ok, I won’t get into details, because I don’t want to leave spoilers. Suffice to say that I am on for a part 2. Whenever you get to it. Get well, first! xx

    • Thanks, Guylty! I’m so glad you enjoyed the book and I hope things are settling/ will settle down for you.

      There was actually a large chunk of the summer during which I couldn’t even use a keyboard because of a health issue chain reaction that resulted in pain in my arm and hand so bad it felt like they were literally on fire. I’m at least past that, so we’re making *some* progress.

  2. So sorry to hear about your health issues! Sending all sorts of healing vibes because I loved Mornnovin too and I’m really looking forward to the next part! Take care of yourself 😘

  3. I’m really sorry to hear this (and something similar albeit not so serious seems to be happening to me — the second I hand off responsibility for dad, I’m immediately sick with a cold. It’s happened three times now). I hope your doctors figure it out and get you back to your normal energy level and activities soon.

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