Literally had to reread my last post about Mark’s birthday because I didn’t recall writing it, because it occurred during a moment of clarity amid the stupor of illness. And this time, folks, it wasn’t even my old foe, gastroparesis! This time I had pancreatitis, which as far as I can tell you get from alcohol consumption…I was asked how much I drank over and over, and each time I said that I didn’t, really; they were surprised. I have maybe a single drink a month…how would that inflame my pancreas? Ah, but it is the pancreas, and I have diabetes, so is it really that hard of a line to draw?
Currently I feel relatively well. I slept, a good night’s sleep that was restorative. I am thinking of K right now, whom, whenever I ask how she is doing, replies “physically, or mentally?” Physically, I am feeling okay; better, at least. Mentally, I am still pissed off. Several hours of conversation with my husband and others assures me that everything was fine and that yes it could have gone better, but no one expected me to be able to pull it off given the circumstances, so what resulted was actually fantastic given the grading curve. And as Mark reminded me, no thing we have ever planned has ever gone well, so what was I expecting? (See, this is why my sister is planning any future wedding anniversary parties.)
Anyway, after I wrote the blog and scheduled it to post (which should have happened Monday but definitely happened Tuesday,) I ended up going back to the ER on Monday morning, and found myself admitted to the hospital later that day. I spent the night, and woke up in a different hospital, and then was sent home and told to rest and take meds. So, I did, but then I ended up back at the ER after taking a nap Tuesday night, which then brings us to me getting home early Wednesday morning. And it wasn’t even the gastroparesis!
But now I feel better, and I am trying to return to normalcy, so here is a blog for a Thursday. Now I’m over to Patreon to share something very special, provided I can figure out how to link to it. So, if you’re a subscriber over there, please be patient, and if you’re not…well, you’re missing out. Particularly this week. Again, provided I can figure out Patreon’s attachment limitations. Honestly, I could be hyping nothing right now.
Speaking of hyping, I am away from the blog now and moving toward the Patreon but after that it’s time to time out my reading that is NEXT WEEK. So, if you’re a local poetry fan, you should come to that. Now…off to work on my list of work. Happy Thursday. On actual Thursday.