Dear readers of The Pen and fellow bloggers, this will be my last post for some time. Exactly how long, I don’t know.
Last July, I had a fall and exacerbated a previous knee injury. This further caused problems to the severe osteoarthritis I already had in my right knee. In the last two or three weeks, it has been difficult to walk more than 20-25 feet without pain, and in the last week, after a series of x-rays it was discovered what little cartilage left on the right hand side of the knee has fragmented so the whole knee joint is now moving “bone on bone.” A total knee reconstruction is the only solution, but at the moment, that is not possible due to other medical conditions and being overweight.
The only relief from pain is morphine twice a day, and if you’ve ever taken morphine, you’ll know what that does for your imagination, creativity and concentration–I’ve even fallen asleep four times while trying to write this post. I can’t promise I’ll read your blog posts and comment while I’m away, and any chance of doing any editing of my current WIP just isn’t going to happen :(
Stay safe and well my friends <3