Status Report

Here’s what’s going on in my little corner of the world. I finished radiation five weeks ago. And after a couple of weeks, I realized that I wasn’t getting my strength back. When you’re undergoing radiation, your immune system puts all its efforts into dealing with the damage and it can’t always keep up with the other issues in your life. That’s what happened to me. My asthma got out of control, and I was coughing about two hours a day. It’s hard to build up energy under those conditions.

So I went to see the doctor who treats my asthma, and he gave me a whole slew of stuff, and about the middle of last week, the coughing finally subsided to manageable levels.

Since I was feeling better last week, I started to follow a more normal schedule. I worked half time, did a little bit in my garden, and did some research for the new novel. Next week, I’ll increase my work hours from 20 to 25, a workload that is going to be my new normal for the next few months. Then in late summer, I’ll evaluate whether it’s time to work full time again.

I suspect that I will start blogging again soon, perhaps at the rate of two or three posts a week. Right now, the bigger priority is to put in some regular hours on the new novel, which basically got shelved the whole time I was in treatment.

I hope you’re all doing well. What’s going on in your lives?

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12 responses to “Status Report

  1. Glad to see you back. Just been hanging around and doing a few promo posts for other authors…mostly writing in my work in progress, but did manage to post a nearly nude picture of myself on The Dilettante promo. That was fun 😉 You wouldn’t want to miss that!

  2. I’m glad you noticed your energy levels, and got your asthma under control. I hope you’ll continue to improve as the weather continues to warm! Gardening and research sounds like good therapy to engage in.

    I’ve been working on my Camp NaNoWriMo project. I’ve also been consistently behind by a day or more on wordcount, and playing catchup on other days (today was definitely a catchup day, and I’m almost on par). And of course another idea is intruding which I think I’ll outline intensively so as to get it right. Oh yes, and I need to finish editing another novel to get to my first reader.

    • Thanks, Jen. It sounds like you’re very busy! I’m glad you’re almost caught up with your NaNoWriMo project. And a new idea when you’re swamped with other stuff. Isn’t that always the way?

  3. Wondering where you’ve been. Glad you’re okay. 🙂

  4. I was thinking that you hadn’t updated in a while and here you updated. Glad you’re doing well! Allergies are kicking in for me.

  5. So glad to hear that you are feeling well enough to get back at it! I think your approach of easing back into it is completely on target!

  6. giorge thomas

    So glad you’re on the mend!

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