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This post that you are now reading is not the post that I originally planned to publish today. Due to an ironic circumstance that post seemed somewhat inappropriate for me to put up right now, though in actuality it's probably very fitting. But just not right now.
To explain in part, in the wee early hours of Monday morning I woke up extremely ill. My attempts to return to sleep were fitful and then about 4:30 I became violently ill. I wasn't even able to see my wife off to work as is my custom. Instead I stayed in bed and remained there for most of the day only getting up a couple of times to get check my email and respond to blog comments, but staying up for any length of time was out of the question. All told I think I slept for about twenty of Monday's 24 hours.
Tuesday morning I still didn't get up to see my wife off. She understood. However, I had an interview scheduled with a client with whom I am working on a writing project so I managed to get myself ready to take care of that bit of business. I was still weak and achy, but feeling better by far than I had felt the previous day. I've been eating a bit to get my strength back, but a big irony is that I'm not supposed to eat for the next couple of days and only take a liquid diet due to a colonoscopy scheduled for Thursday.
The piece that I originally scheduled for today is kind of appropriate for my current state of being, but it can wait since it's been in my publish queue for quite a while now. I had decided to use it now because it kind of fit in with my Battle of the Bands theme. I think I'll just wait now and publish that post at a later date. Or maybe never.
If you haven't voted on my most recent Battle of the Bands post I hope you'll visit "Bring Me to Life" and cast a vote. I'll be tallying the votes tomorrow (Thursday evening) and announcing the winner on Friday March 20th.
Eventually--probably in May--I'll publish that post that was meant for today. For the time being though I'll leave you with one question: To what extent do you think our mind has the power over the illnesses that we feel and to which we succumb?