Thought I’d update my friends and readers on the slow posts. I’ve blogged about a thyroid issue I have called Graves Disease–which can be pretty rough when it really gets going. I’ve been in remission for a while now.
But, when I was sick, I had reached this state by the time they found it.
**Severe, untreated Graves’ Disease can be fatal. Thyrotoxic storm is a rare life-threatening condition that develops in cases of untreated hyperthyroidism. It is usually brought on by an acute stress, such as trauma surgery or infection. Symptoms are severe, with a pounding heart, sweating, restlessness, shaking, diarrhea, change in consciousness, agitation and confusion. Congestive heart failure can develop rapidly and lead to death. **
I will never forget what that felt like and I feel for anyone who goes through it.
To me, the worst part was the inability to think. Well, outside of the nearly dying part. <g> My mind was like this giant pile of soft tissue that wouldn’t gel no matter how hard I tried. I had written all these books just before this happened and I couldn’t thread a sentence together. It took forever to get well.
But, this was a while ago. I kind of stopped worrying about a return of the stupid illness.
So, in the last few months, I’ve been really run down. I attributed it to working so hard, but I literally crashed after finishing this book. Also had throat issues, so I went in to see a doc.
Seems my thyroid is misbehaving, only this time, it’s not hyper–thank goodness–it’s just kind of petering out. It’s doing the opposite. This is a much better fix. Just replacement meds so far.
I’ve been taking them three days and today I woke up feeling like me. I hadn’t realized I’d been that lost. <g>
So, no worries on the health front–now that it’s all explained, I can shove it aside and move on.
And since I’m feeling so much better today, I’ll share a couple of books I’ve been reading while being lazy. My friends have been coming out with so many books, I’m behind in reading them. Here are two very sexy offerings from a couple of them.
Redemptionby Kiera Ramsay is a sexy book–quite so, in fact. But it also has an edgy urban fantasy plot that fascinated me completely. I loved this whole Terran realm idea and plan to keep up with series so I can see where this is all leading.
Kiera has this wonderful ability to create strong, compassionate characters that make me wish they were real so we could hang out and have a beer or something. But luckily, the writer is that same kind of person, so I get to hang with her… and enjoy her books–which I always do. 🙂
The Nymph King by Gena Showalter. Okay, this one was pretty sexy, too. In fact, my face might have been heavy on the pink side throughout most of this book. There were a few times I wanted to bop these over-sexed, domineering macho men on the head. But… they were nymphs and in Gena’s world, the nymphs are unapologetic-ally exactly what they are. Over-sexed, domineering macho men who need bops on the head. Her heroine did that nicely, so I liked her. There were a couple of secondary characters I liked as well, so this was altogether a fun, Very Sexy, romp.
Okay, once you become a writer and then you become friends with other writers, reading their books almost feels surreal. I can still disappear into the story, yes, but there are times I get pulled from the story when they write something and I just immediately “picture” them writing it.
With Kiera, well, I’ve been on the phone with her at night <g> so it’s easy to picture her since we have similar habits. It’s late, laptop is out, glass of wine is to the side and eyes are wide while fingers are flying.
With Gena, I end up laughing out loud. Whenever I read a line that is soooo Gena, I can’t help it because I can just picture her giggling while writing that part. For instance, her anti-cards–you’ll have to read the book to find out what they are–but if you’ve ever been to my Snark store, you’ll get why I enjoyed them. We share that sort of twisted sense of humor. <g>