The Very Dark Cloud–
Yesterday I was knocked out. It may have been a virus I caught on Thursday when I went to have blood drawn, but it is hard to tell. I had 100.9 temperature – not too high, but still not normal. I was shivering, my whole body hurt. I could not eat anything, but drank lots of plain water mixed with San Pellegrino (for the bubbles and the salt), and some organic Ginger Ale. I am a bit better today, but still on a liquid diet… Since my immune system is compromised from my illness, this hit me even worse. I told Guido I thought I was dying – and I meant it! I am definitely being myself – melodramatic Anyway, I said that tomorrow would be another day, and today is already tomorrow, fortunately, and I am no longer dying!
The Silver Lining–
I had recently “met” a writer I liked a lot on Facebook, David Bishop. He has just started publishing, and his first books are great (I recommend Who Murdered Garson Talmadge and The Woman – they are thrillers, but there is a lot of character development, and the plots are original and awesome). As happens with many of these new friendships, I told him about my thyroid problems. He told his special friend Jody, a nurse, who right away called me to find out the details, and to ask for my permission to pass on the information to the head of the department in the hospital where she works so he can call me. Although it is in Florida, he may know of doctors in this area who could help, or give me some tips.
Nothing may come out of this; however, it touched me that someone who does not know me should be so concerned and willing to help. There are quite a few people around here and out there who could do the same because of their connections (everyone has them, even if they are from a neighbor or an acquaintance). This is a true silver lining – sincere and caring. I am grateful to have found such wonderful people out there! If nothing else, it helps to make me feel better.
On another very important note: This will be the last time I email a blog to the list. Some who are far away and who have a different system may still get it. All others have two choices:
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I will not be offended if you don’t choose either option. Blogs are for people to write whatever they want, and for readers to read or not to read, as they please. 😉
But then, please do not expect me to tell you individually what is happening if you write or call… I have not answered many emails because I have been quite sick (and because my mailbox was full and I panicked and erased many messages). I rely on this method of information and on Facebook to tell you how I feel. Many have never commented at all. No hard feelings! But then, why include them?
Back to bed now, to read some more, and to try to sleep — not an easy undertaking lately…