Camp NaNoWriMo April 2013 – Day 19

For the past two month, I have been battling an upper respiratory ailment off and on. It became increasingly worse on Wednesday – Day 17 – in spite of the productivity I had that day. The morning of Day 18, it became clear that I needed to see a doctor. Spent most of the day out of the house dealing with medical things – doctor’s appointment, xray of the lungs at the hospital, and two outings to the pharmacy (because they forgot half of my prescription the first time around).

The inhaler I received has been very helpful but the xray was not. The xray showed my lungs (and heart) were perfectly normal. Of course, this leads me to wonder why I feel so horrible. While I am immensely grateful for not having some serious lung ailment (or an enlarged heart), I remain at loose ends. I originally wrote off my condition as side effects of some of the chronic health issues I have. Granted, they are unusual side effects that I have never experienced before. My first thought about the symptoms may still be true.

I became extremely ill at the end of January with a very potent strain of Norovirus and the illness completely changed me. As I tell others, ‘It ripped me a new one. It turned me inside out, shook me around, then turned me outside in.’ I am allergic to foods I use to be able to eat without issue. I now like a few other foods I use to loathe. Some of my favorite foods are completely unappetizing and downright repulsive in every way. It would not be far fetched to think that it also altered how the chronic issues react with seasonal changes. Also, I have been struggling with maintaining normal eating habits because I never know what will make me sick or actually nourish me which certainly causes further problems for my health.

Either way, all of this medical stuff prevented me from being online all day yesterday minus a quick stint, via the smart phone, to check emails so there was no writing and no blog posts.

I spent most of today taking it easy. Yesterday was rather stressful as I really dislike doctors and hospitals. I was also very anxious to hear the results of the xray and then perplexed by the results. These emotions do not necessarily bode well for writing or, at least, sitting still long enough to write. After the inhaler, other lung-oriented homeopathic supplements, and a long nap with Anubis, I finally felt up to writing a little.

Today’s NaPoWriMo installment is Cutting Floor, a piece for Obiter & Oleander.

I hope tomorrow comes with more energy, mental focus, and easier breathing so I can get a few things done around the house along with lots of writing.

Today’s final counts are:
0 poems for Kirsch & Kerosene
1 poem for Obiter & Oleander
0 pieces for novels in verse
576 total words
1 NaPoWriMo Post
1 Camp NaNoWriMo Post

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