Thursday, July 28, 2011

See You In September!


Hello Friends.....

Yes, I'm still alive.  So.... Where have I been??  Well, those of you who have known me for some time or from a "previous life" may recall that I have a laundry list of health issues that unfortunately come with a significant amount of pain.  Especially when/if I overdo it to any degree. The cold and snow of the Winter months here in the Northeast usually means that I'm at home and a lot less active and that tends to help keep any major flare-ups to a minimum, but when Summer finally rolls around in my neck of the woods, I have a tendency to push myself well beyond my limitations, trying to cram as much activity as I can into a pretty short period of time. 

The first half of the Summer has been an extremely busy one for me and I've found myself struggling to get heightened pain levels under control and my overall health back on track. Sadly, it's become necessary for me to have to put much of my life on hold in order to achieve that. Why haven't I posted at least once or twice over the last few weeks? Well, you might not think that spending time on the computer would be much of a problem, but due to some pretty severe joint inflammation and muscular stress and strain, even a small amount of time spent typing can be quite painful. (I began composing this post at around 1:00 pm and it's now after 5:00 pm... 'nuff said?!) Add in some pretty intense back pain and spasms and just the thought of sitting here poised over my keyboard makes me cringe. Of course there are medications and other therapies that can be a true Godsend, but with the plethora of unpleasant side effects that come with both prescription and over the counter drugs, I do my best to keep the amount of medication that I take to a minimum. Kind of a "Catch 22" situation, I suppose...


So.... with all of that being said and with a big old sigh, I've realized that I have little choice but to take an "official" break from blogging.  I'm hoping that I'll be back to my old self by the beginning of September, but it's possible that it might be sooner or even (God forbid) later. Sadly, one of the most frustrating aspects of living with chronic illness is that you never really know what to expect... good or bad.  I'd love to at least be able to do a little reading and catching up around the blogosphere during this time, but I'm going to have to decide if that's gonna happen on a day to day basis.

I've seriously missed the heck out of you all and I hope this post finds you all well and enjoying your Summers! Who knows?  I might be back before my projected return date or I might surprise you with a visit and/or a comment or two, but for now I thank you so very much for your patience and understanding and I wish you health, happiness, peace and blessings....

Warm Summer Hugs,

Mrs B

10 comments:

  1. Hope you get better soon--and it's ok to take a break--I'm on one too for a few weeks while work takes over my every breathing moment!


    Sue

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  2. You have been missed. I wish you an end of summer without pain...and truly hope you can get things under control soon.

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  3. Take care my friend, your health must always come first in your life. Just know, you will be missed! I miss are little "chats" and I want youbto know that I think of you often,

    Take care my friend

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  4. I am so so sorry. I hope you are feeling better soon. Take care.

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  5. Sorry to hear about this, feel better soon, please.

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  6. Mrs. B.-
    You actually popped into my thoughts the other nite and I wondered if something was wrong but don't like to be intusive (nosy).

    I hate that you are unwell. I'll look forward to your swift return to Blogland where you will be much missed.

    Take care of yourself and I look forward to once again reading your wonderful blog!

    Tracy

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  7. Oh Mrs. B., I sure hope you find some relief. And don't worry, I"ll be back to visit with you when you are up and at it again.

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  8. I've been wondering where you were! You just take it easy and feel better and know we all are sending you love and hugs.

    *Hugs to you*

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  9. You need to do what'cha need to do :-)

    I'll keep you in my prayers. See ya' in September!

    ~Val

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  10. I do recall that you had some tough health issues to deal with and hope that you are doing much better now.

    Sending lots of hugs :-)

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