I was determined to find the time to write so I quit two board of directors, one I chaired, quit a book I was writing with a friend, left a writer’s group and felt I cleared enough room to write.
Then I developed a bowel blockage and ended up in the emergency room twice. The second time they called in a surgeon who urged me to get a biopsy. Then I saw my gastroenterologist and she looked at me that said I either has Crohn’s disease or cancer.
The biopsy and colonoscopy were three weeks off, and I had to take t5 laxatives a day throughout the waiting period. Then I had to purge everything out and when i woke up from the anesthesia, I asked if I had cancer. The doctor said “no, and it’s not Crohn’s either.”
Then it took a week for me to come down from the anxiety. Needless to say, I did almost no writing.
Then I had to make up for the work I didn’t do when I was sick. I have a great public relations client and some consulting work and I did very little during this time. But the last week, I have made up for what I did not do, and I can catch up during this upcoming week.
So in two weeks, I can begin writing again. I also join a pain program since I have myofascial pain syndrome and fibromyalgia due to a car accident thirty years ago. It destroyed the cartilage in my neck. So I am taking a pain course which is fascinating and I am learning a lot. And I saw a physical therapist who specializes in pain, and I took a yoga class that nearly did me in today. But it was very good and the teacher was expert.
This is a long discussion on why I haven’t been writing more than letters to friends. But the cleared schedule means I can write in two weeks.