I had all these great plans for March. I was going to get the next episode published for my Empire of Justice serial, and I was going to launch my gaslamp fantasy serial. Ha!
On March 2nd, my lungs felt like I inhaled a whole campfire. No fever, and no cough (at first), so my doctor didn’t think it was anything to worry about. By March 4th, I was in the ER due to difficulties breathing. The ER doctor thought maybe I was just having an anxiety attack and hyperventilating, but did not ask me anything about my emotional state, nor observe my demeanor.
By that weekend, I was really struggling, but since my oxygen stats were in the normal range, there was really nothing that could be done besides just sit as still as possible to keep my heart rate under 110 bpm. Still no fever, but dang, the cough was awful!
I am just now able to walk around the house without gasping, and if there is a coughing fit in the morning I am worn out all day long. I feel a bit better one day, and then the next I am down again. It is a very slow process to improve. I still do not know if I have the Covid-19, since tests are so few in number, I only had “mild” symptoms, did not travel, and do not know specifically who I might have gotten it from. I guess I have to wait until they have antibody tests to see if that’s what this mess was.
So, I am just now able to focus enough to even begin to re-work my publishing and writing schedule, not to mention day job activities. I am very, very lucky that most of my work can be done remotely. Even if businesses were all open, I do not really have the energy to shower and become presentable for the world.
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Updating this website is still on the to-do list. Now that I am marginally better, I have so much on that list!
Take it easy on yourselves in this time of crisis, and, hopefully, I will have new stuff for you soon!