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Saturday, April 4, 2020

If You're Reading This....

If you're reading this, I am not feeling better.

Last night I spiked a fever and started coughing. I wrote, and scheduled, a little post hoping that I would wake up feeling much better, and just unschedule it and get on with my regular writing.

If you're reading this, I did not.

I don't know if I have Covid 19. I know I have two of the symptoms as of right now. It might be regular ol flu. It might even be cat scratch fever (a cat jumped off a curtain rail and used my face as a springboard to get to the ground). And of course even if it IS, some people's experience is very mild.

If and when I feel okay, you won't be able to keep me from doing a little bit of writing. (If it is CV-19, my understanding is that it sort of comes and goes.) But I'm going to prioritize taking care of myself. And that might mean up to two weeks of interrupted and intermittent posts. And if it's over in a couple of days, then you might not notice much of a difference.

This will affect posts here, on the Writing About Writing page and really anywhere I'm constantly updating.

(Please please please no medical advice. I've talked to my doctor. If I go to the ICU, they won't even test me if I don't have more intense symptoms. They will just give me cough medicine and send me home to rest until/unless my fever spikes way higher or I have shortness of breath. I've got this. I just wanted to let you all know what's going on.)

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  1. Best wishes for a complete recovery.

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  2. Feel better. Sick here as well. They won't administer a test without extreme symptoms. Feel better

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  3. Best wishes for a complete recovery.

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  4. I hope you feel better quickly. Glad you're prioritizing your health.

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  6. Someone please check on Chris' welfare. He set up a dead man's switch to schedule this post. He did not unschedule it. Chris may be sheltering alone and not have been able to wake up and unschedule the post in time.

    Someone who has his contact information, please get a hold of him to make sure he's okay!

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    1. Hey thank you so much. I mostly just wanted to be able to roll back over and go to bed if I still had a fever.

      I'm okay.

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  7. Chris is okay. He's posted several times to Facebook in the last 2 hours, and I talked to him about an hour ago.

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    1. Thanks for the update. I didn't know if this post came before or after his Facebook posts.

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  8. Your health is more important than anything esle. We're all here hoping for your speedy recovery. Get well!

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  9. take care, you. I'll be thinking of you

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  10. Have you tried essential oils? Or holy water?

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  11. Chris, I'm glad you are resting. And I know that sometimes writing is something *you* need, but please know that if I had to choose, I'd take you taking care of your health over fifty new blog posts. You are valuable simply as you.

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