“What should I write?”
Of all my blog posts, writing an update on my health often comes with the most writer's block. But I’ll tell you what I am doing right now. I’m sitting outside, watching the sunset, listening to bird calls, and typing. And that alone is progress since the last time I wrote and had COVID.
Fortunately, I am over COVID now, and I am working to restart the Babesia treatments I had to stop when I had it. It will take weeks to get back on all of them and the doses I was on previously, and I admit that sometimes I have felt like COVID interrupted my treatment. But then I remember a C.S. Lewis quote, "The great thing, if one can, is to stop regarding all the unpleasant things as interruptions of one's 'own,' or 'real' life. The truth is of course that what one calls the interruptions are precisely one's real life — the life God is sending one day by day: what one calls one’s ‘real life’ is a phantom of one’s own imagination. This at least is what I see at moments of insight: but it’s hard to remember it all the time."
My appetite has been good lately, and I’ve managed to go on some one mile walks this week for the first time since early January. I still spend a majority of time in “meetings”–what a friend and I call when we lay on our “rest slabs,” but I am regaining some energy and have been able to do some reading and painting recently. I’m hoping to add more cards to my store soon (please comment about designs you’d like), and I recently finished reading Tears and Tossings: Hope in the Waves of Life by Sarah Walton, which releases on May 1st. I was an advance-reader and am on the launch team. I recommend it, and I’ll be writing a book review soon on this blog.
Recently, I also had a creative spark and drew a low-detailed rendering of The Princess and the Pill. It basically summarizes Babesia treatment–I feel worse initially from the antibiotic treatment because I am royal! Who knew?! The plan is that I will increase one of my antibabesials again this Monday.