Friday, December 23, 2011
While I was sleeping...Nov-Dec 2011
My sincere apologies to all readers and commentators for the dearth of posts during the months of November and December 2011, and even greater apologies for not updating as to why there were so few posts until now.
Over the last two months I have had both a relapse of symptoms in my ongoing recovery from iron deficiency, and been busy with professional obligations--a bad combination. Also I have had a couple of minor illnesses that just aggravated the situation, either by their symptoms or by side effects from combinations of medications. I am very lucky that all these issues are minor and treatable. Nonetheless, they have significantly interrupted my life, on and off line, over the last couple of months.
As indicated by the title and illustrations for this post, fatigue and sleepiness have been the most disruptive symptoms. When not actually asleep, I have been "sleep walking" through some days, not awake enough to do all the posts I have had in mind, or to even complete drafts sufficiently well to post them.
Because I was able to start posts, and believed every morning that I would be able to post that day, I never announced on the blog an interruption in posting. None was planned, and I never expected the last gap in posting to go on so long.
Similarly, I have been unable to reply to comments here, which are always most appreciated, or to comment on other blogs as I usually do with pleasure. My apologies to commentators, and other bloggers for both of those.
I am optimistic that I will be able to post and comment more regularly beginning with this holiday season. I certainly hope that I will remain more awake than the woman in the painting below, who is sleeping through the hot June Solstice sun!