Posted by MMMMarcia on August 22, 2000 at 12:54:34:
In Reply to: Mighty Mohican Mama Marcia's Malevolent Malaise posted by Rich on August 21, 2000 at 17:21:09:
The sight of that HORRIBLE photo of me, ready to fling myself to my doom from the cliff trail, has made me realize that I really MUST get well, finish losing the last 40 pounds or so, and drive to North Carolina to beat the SNOT out of my Mentor Man!!! Well...maybe not...the thought behind posting it was very sweet, after all, and the posts underneath his made me cry more than a bit. Or perhaps it's just that I'm still feeling "submissive" from all this viral & bacterial soup in my bloodstream. It's gone to my brain, obviously.
Truth to tell, I have been feeling a mite poorly almost since returning from the Gathering, with one little problem after another, and then this last virus seemed to do me in. It even had He-Who-Never-EVER-Gets-Sick (Mark) down for four days. And somehow during the course of it, a cut on my ankle became badly infected.
I had been feeling so crummy, I hate to confess, that I haven't even READ the Board in several weeks. But when I hobbled in here to check my email & heard that Rich had posted about my miserable, sorry-A** self, I figured I ought to at least check it out, and let the world know I was still alive...though most definitely NOT kicking. Ouch. It hurts to even think about.
Well, it will all be fodder for some story-telling at some point or other, when I can look back on measuring the minute-to-minute progress of the purple and red streaks up my leg, and the bone-rattling raging bouts of malaria-like fever every three hours, and laugh. Shoot. If I manage to survive THIS, think how tough I'll be when next I face those daunting June hikes up the Mohicanland trails!
Thanks to ALL of you who have emailed me with good wishes, and to everyone who posted here. Please forgive me if I don't answer all of you individually right away...it isn't because I don't care, believe me. It's because Warden Mark is breathing down my neck for me to get back in bed & prop my foot up once again.
I love you all!
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