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June 14th I had surgery. It was expected and everything is going according to plan.

I am recovering at a good rate for my age and health. Which is to say, like the last surgery, not fast enough for my wants. This time, I really have to take a full week off of working. Actually, 9 days off.

Several reasons for this. For the first 4 days, I was on medicine that gave me blurry vision. It also mucked with my coordination. So computer work (which is 98% of my work) was out. Also, the meds make me sleepy. Sleeping is good for healing. I’ve found myself back in bed several times a day for a rest. Also, my focus and attention span is shot. It has taken me about four times as long as normal to write this.

So, really, editing is right out. Writing, not very coherent either. I can manage twitter and FB but everything else is touch and go.

Ya’ll have no idea how hard this is on me. I have contracts waiting. I have an anthology to finish edits on, an anthology to start edits on, Battletech edits. Battletech writing. Gruntz writing. It is all hanging over me like a messed up freelancer’s Pen of Damocles.

And yet, I know it is better for me to “just rest” and “just heal” so when I do get back to work, it will be up to my normal good work. Thus, I am idle.

And the effort it has taken to write this post has proven to me that forced idleness is the best thing I can do for my career right now


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Jun. 20th, 2012 08:37 pm (UTC)
this has got to be such a challenge for you. i am glad you are resting. i am glad you are healing.
Jun. 20th, 2012 08:48 pm (UTC)
It is. I'm trying to do things to feel productive but even a little housework wears me out. But I will heal and all will get back to normal.
Jun. 20th, 2012 09:15 pm (UTC)
I am glad that you are mending! Do take as much time as you need to heal: then you can devote all that laser focus to your things!

Jun. 20th, 2012 09:21 pm (UTC)
Yes. I will. And get back to our Words with Friends game.
Jun. 21st, 2012 12:33 am (UTC)
Although I am the worst at taking this advice, it sounds like it may be best for you to rest a bit to recover. At least one of your gig's is a "work when you can" so shouldn't add to the stress.
Jun. 21st, 2012 05:45 pm (UTC)
This is true and appreciated.
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Jun. 21st, 2012 05:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks much.
Jun. 22nd, 2012 09:37 am (UTC)
I'm glad to hear the surgery went okay.
Jun. 22nd, 2012 08:15 pm (UTC)
Me too. :) Despite the pain, the inability to work is harder on me emotionally. But, eventually, it will all even out.
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