Greetings to my same two subscribers. I love you, but this is one of the reasons I stopped doing a newsletter last time. It's kind of discouraging when you have virtually no audience. But the small audience I have is the best audience, so I'll roll with that.
I spent a lot of time on the road to medical appointments last week. Not for me, even though I'm a dumpster fire of chronic health problems. Two of the appointments were for my cat Tara, who has mast cell disease. It hasn't spread to her organs, which is a positive, but she has a mass between her eyes that needs to be removed and the disease has spread to her lymph nodes. After they do surgery to remove the mass and two of the lymph nodes, they want to do a round of chemo, which, hopefully, will keep things in check. Tara doesn't act any different than she ever did, so that's a good thing.
The people at CSU Veterinary Hospital are amazing, and if you ever have a pet with a serious health issue, I recommend looking for a teaching hospital at a university near you. I can't guarantee that they'll all be as good as CSU, but I wish I'd known about them years ago.
My son is having a non-life-threatening but debilitating medical problem that I hope will be resolved relatively soon. He's experiencing a fair bit of discomfort. He's on antibiotics and is taking prescription levels of ibuprofen. He had a cup of low-dose THC tea (Stillwater brand) tonight that seems to have helped with the pain. I'm a big proponent of legalizing marijuana. I've seen it work miracles for a patient I worked with who had frequent seizures. As for the recreational side, people are going to smoke it anyway. Treat it the same as alcohol. People shouldn't be driving while under the influence. I'd much rather have people getting their pot from a regulated dispensary than from a dealer.
None of this has much of anything to do with writing except that this entire month has thrown me off-kilter. Thanks to the phucquery with Amazon, I wasn't able to promote Cloned Heat IV properly, and now I need to start working on Cloned Heat V. I'm trying to finish my overdue poetry volume. I haven't even started editing The Wizard's Key yet. I have a novelette that I need to format. Plus, I'm still working on fresh material. I still have no audience and it's not even worth bothering looking at my sales, because they're nothing. It's hard not to be discouraged.
I'll keep pushing because I'm a stubborn jackass and I don't know how to do anything else.
Anyway, that's about it. Perhaps I'll have a more cohesive newsletter with less crying in my omnipresent bottle of herbal tea next week.
~Ornery Owl Has Spoken~
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I am all too familiar with medical mayhem. For myself, for my partner, for our cat. It gets old really, really fast doesn't it. Best wishes to all of you.ReplyDelete
Thank you. My son's usually a reasonably healthy guy. Hopefully he manages not to take after me and his father who are both kind of hot messes health-wise.Delete
I'm trying to force myself to go for a walk today because the weather is warm. I've ordered some ear buds from Amazon. Perhaps I can listen to audiobooks or meditation music when I walk and keep my mind off the people who look at me as if I'm some sort of sideshow exhibit.