The NERVE of Her! (A Medical Update)
This post comes to you through my voice recognition software. I feel I owe readers of this blog a small explanation of my relative absence (or at least lack of the reflective and/or snarky commentary I so dearly love writing).
Back in October, my already failing health took a dive when a medical treatment (gone horribly wrong) landed me in a neck brace for over two months. I am now out of the brace, but afflicted with unrelenting nerve pain of blinding intensity that extends through my neck, arms, hands and fingers at all times.
Thus, typing has become impossible, as have all the little things we take for granted (like scrolling a mouse and right clicking images to save!). I’m still undergoing the proper testing, eagerly awaiting results and a suitable course of treatment. Given the sheer agony, I am quite convinced that my MRI will reveal the presence of The Tingler gripping my spine:
You may be wondering why I don’t simply post with voice recognition software all the time. Well, in addition to the pain, I’ve also been wrestling with chronic laryngitis for months on end. I must ration my voice in very small amounts each day (though it seems to be improving very slowly).
Having almost no use of speech or hands has been particularly rough since I thrive on seeking out, collecting and sharing information…Perpetually making things…Connecting emotionally and intellectually through the use of words…
There are whole worlds dancing and echoing through my brain that I can no longer, at least for the moment, find the means to externalize. I’ve collected thousands of things to post on this site and they linger on my laptop, waiting for the chance to be seen by this lovely community of like-minded folks who delight in the beauty, intriguing darkness and pure absurdity of life.
I’m determined not to let this site die. Perhaps the best solution I can conjure at present is to enlist the help of a dear friend or two in posting the links I have saved.
I’ll chime in with a desktop goodies post or other personal updates whenever possible until this issue is resolved. I may resort to a hospital inpatient program if all else fails…though I’m reluctant.
Once again, I apologize for being unable to respond to comments or contacts at this time, but…from the distant space I temporarily inhabit…I do read and appreciate them greatly.