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The Siege Continues….

Battle_of_Vicksburg,_Kurz_and_AllisonJust a brief personal status update. Diagnostic tests done during a couple of recent visits to the Emergency department revealed both fair and foul news. The fight to find a way out of the corner I’m in has had a modest success and a disconcerting setback. For the time being, much of the battlefield is still in decent shape, and the acute condition that sent me to the hospital was remedied by a few hours of emergency treatment. Some other problems now have identified reasons that are not so easily overcome, and a planned healthcare procedure was postponed (a big disappointment, because I had looked forward to getting it over with last month), pending consultation with other practitioners – which in two cases won’t happen until mid-November, and in another won’t happen until mid-February. When I was studying for my Master’s degree in healthcare administration, I learned that there are much more efficient ways to schedule people to get the help they need, in a timely manner. (Don’t let anyone tell you there isn’t healthcare rationing in the USA. It just goes by a different name.)

As always, your positive thoughts and prayers are deeply appreciated.

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On a Personal Note….

800px-BlueNote.svgReading and writing are the only interesting things about my life, so I don’t usually post personal stuff here, but I want to thank all the busy people who have paused to peruse my blog sites. I’m grateful for your support.

A few of you are aware of some of my disabilities. I’ve been ill for a long time, and had a steep decline in health earlier this year. Recovery has been slow, but like Grant at Vicksburg, I propose to fight it out on this line if it takes all summer.

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In a place as big as the blogosphere, it seems to be the height of vanity to think that among bloggers with hundreds of likes and comments, thousands of visits, and tens of thousands of followers there could be any noticeable dip in stats simply because of my lack of engagement. In the event, it’s no reflection on anybody else’s content. I just can’t keep up.

It’s been a struggle even to breathe, never mind writing my WIP, cranking out audiobook chapters of Irish Firebrands to send to my mother, and fulfilling a proofreading commitment, so blogging and following other blogs have had to be cut back. It’ll be a couple of months before it can be known what kind of progress my health may be making.

Until then, I appreciate knowing you’ve got my back covered, as I squeak along.

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