Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Explaining My Absence

I chronicle a lot of inexplicable mysteries here, but my absence can be explained fairly succinctly (though I tend to ramble, so don't expect it):

We had a record number of storms here this year and it rained for days and days and days over the course of many weeks time and again over the last seven months. The electricity went out for days at a time not once but twice, and I got out of the habit of sitting in front of the computer blogging. When I got back into it, I developed a serious cramp in my back, but I pressed on for a few more weeks.

It was in May when the cramp spread and became so unbearable that I was forced to seek medical attention. If you've ever been through something like this, you know how it goes: Your doctor does jackshit but make an appointment for you with a "specialist" who does jackshit but send you for round after round of x-rays, MRIs, and exams. Months after your original appointment, you might get some help, but more than likely, you'll be told to "rest" or "drink more water" or something equally banal that simply means, "We aren't going to prescribe you the medicine you need because other people abuse it, you look like you might abuse it, or we don't get incentives to do so."

Anyway, I'm back in pain management and it took several months, several doctors, and countless phonecalls to get me back there. I lost innumerable hours, countless dollars, one primary care physician, and am actually on anti-anxiety medicine now (that's true, though it isn't all because of this debacle). But I am getting the help I need -- at least the help my insurance provides -- so I'm hoping to be back to regular posting soon. But, again, this has only just begun; I'm nowhere near 100% and nothing is certain, so I can only be hopeful at this point.

But The OddBlog is going on five years old, so there's more than enough oddities and cryptozoology to keep you reading until things get back to normal.

And, as always, thank you for reading!

© C Harris Lynn, 2011

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