Been away from writing for the blog for a week, other than adding a few blogs and web sites to the right column of this page and responding to a few comments.
Just haven't been feeling my best - though over the past several months, my symptoms have been milder than usual and I was hopeful my last run of antimicrobials did a lot of good.
But last week, something new and annoying: Stabbing pain in my back and side, pain radiating down into my groin, fevers that come and go, and relentless nausea and lightheaded dizzyness from not being able to eat anything. Pain when I urinated, but it wasn't always there.
I was advised to take painkillers, go on a light diet for a few days, and drink a LOT. And rest. Sleep as much as I could.
Which I have, and not necessarily by choice... I have found myself passed out in the middle of a video game I was playing or something I was trying to read. And at night, I'd be up with pain and not able to sit for long - I didn't feel up to writing online much.
I'm feeling somewhat better now. I'm supposed to go back for a followup appointment soon.
In the meantime, I'm hoping I'll write something more here - it just isn't coming together that quickly at the moment.