Famous Last Words...
So. I post about how great I feel, and, y'know, here we are.
The procedure for my back has continued to be a success. I'm in virtually no pain... Well, on my back.
Following the procedure, and a far too quick return to public life (including a wonderful weekend at Wondercon), I developed an infection. Thankfully, it wasn't at the site of the procedure, but, due to my diabetes slingshotting all over the place from the procedure. I got the worst case respiratory infection I've ever had. It eventually became bronchitis, and then the infection spread, leaving me with an incredibly awful eye infection, and an even worse ear infection.
I've been put on bed rest, massive doses of antibiotics, and a strict order to stay indoors and out of crowds for the foreseeable future. There may be some delays on my books, although I think everything is far enough ahead that it shouldn't matter.
Having horrific amounts of cough syrup and an unstoppable amount of pain pulsing through my head has given me time to reflect on a lot of things. There's a lot of change coming up for me, and a lot of it has to do with the idea of making my life filled with the kind of joy and happiness I've found the past year or two of my life. Removing toxicity, embracing the love and joy, and chasing my dreams as hard as humanly possible.
Huge thanks to all my family, friends, and collaborators who've reached out, and to all of you who most likely will, it means the world to me.