I’ve been gone from here for a very long time. I didn’t intend for that to happen, but life suddenly got very difficult. I’d been fighting off frequent bouts of infections for awhile. Turns out they were all a side effect of something much more serious. I got the official diagnosis early last year and ever since then, I’ve spent every waking minute trying to deal with all the changes in my life that I needed to make. The good news is that my efforts paid off. My doctors are thrilled with my progress and I was told at my last appointment that I currently have an equal chance of living as long as any other healthy person.
But all that time I spent worrying over medication and blood test results and lifestyle changes took it’s toll. I was so exhausted/dizzy/sick most days, that I could barely function at my regular 9-5 job. I couldn’t do writing or even enjoy my hobbies during that time. It’s been hard, but it’s starting to get better. I’m not sick so often now and while my condition is always on my mind, I’m getting used to how I need to handle it.
I’m not going to name my condition here for a couple of reasons though. 1) Some people read one thing about it on the internet and suddenly think they know more than me or my doctor, and 2) I spend so much of my day thinking about it that I don’t want to think about it any more! I just can’t handle answering more questions about it. I spend almost every day doing just that in real life. I want my online time to be my break time.
I felt I should post an explanation for my absence so I’m sorry for being intentionally vague. I’m ready to move on with my life as much as possible. I’ve recently spent some time finishing up a novella that sat half finished for too long. I’m excited to get back into writing and I have one more surprise in store besides the upcoming story! Look forward to it.
And before I go, here’s a very small teaser of the upcoming novella’s cover: