Hey dude, don’t be afraid.

Photo by Alan KingWow. A month’s gone by since I blogged. Sorry. It’s just been one of those months. My good news is that the hip is healing well. Had to work hard on it and two or three weeks ago if I’d been here you would have heard me crying. But it was worth it, and now I’m very nearly as mobile as I was before the accident.

The not so good news is I’m on the edge of a possible slide into relapse. Not wishing that on myself. It’s just that I know how these things go. This is, after all, my 27th autumn with ME, and probably 25 of them have slid into winter relapses that lasted until spring, or summer, or on three occasions right through the following winter too.

So it’s there. Staring me in the face. Daring me to overdo stuff and bring it on. All I have to measure it with is my productivity. Through August and into September I was averaging 1k Space Train words per evening, 6 or 7 evenings per week. These past two weeks I’ve averaged maybe 5k per week. Only a small dip, but significant when allied with feeling generally shit in that good old ME way.

I’m not afraid. Not stupid, either, so I won’t be challenging the beast. But I’m not afraid of it. Still writing every evening that I can. Still enjoying this novel and aiming to have it finished this year.

Wish me luck! 🙂

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12 Responses to Hey dude, don’t be afraid.

  1. Erin Zarro says:

    I’m glad your hip is better. I’m sorry that you may head into a relapse.

    I hope you can get as many words as you can before that happens. 🙂

  2. Ashe Elton Parker says:

    Yay for the hip doing better. *hugs* on the relapse of ME. Good luck getting the words you want and need, and I hope the writing helps at least a little. 🙂

  3. Margaret says:

    Good news on the hip. Mobility is important.

    As to the slide, winter brings on cold and humidity, so here’s hoping you wrap up in blankets and find some dry air to shelter in…Or put in a home sauna to rejuvenate you. I’m kidding only in part as if those are the triggers, it might be worth the inconvenience and expense. My parents had one installed once in the corridor leading to their bathroom.

    But the best part of all is that you’re enjoying the story. However fast or slow it comes into being, that’s key.

  4. Patricia Loofbourrow says:

    Hope your fears don’t come to pass. Good to hear the hip is improved. 🙂


  5. Erin says:

    Hooray for an improved hip!

    Good luck with the fall to winter transition.

  6. Kate (boogie) says:

    You sound as if you know your own body very well indeed, and I’m confident that you’ll do whatever’s best for you over the autumn and winter. I hope that between friends, family, books, music and comfortable places to rest, you’ll have a contented winter whatever happens health-wise.

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