Yesterday, I received news that the only other woman I called “Mom” (besides my own Mother) had passed away suddenly the day before.
It was a terrible shock, as I had been tracking her recent illness and progress via my friend’s FB statuses and text messages. They had done emergency surgery and installed a pacemaker and everything seem to be on the upswing; but she passed away peacefully the following day.
It’s been very difficult to accept, and in my grief I have not felt up to blogging very much; so you’ll have to forgive me if I go silent for a while…
Posted in Family & Friends, Health, Life & Death, Montreal, My Mundane Life, Summertime
Tagged death, Health, illness, life and death, mother, mundane life
Well, the new year 2010 has not been a particularly good one for me so far — at least on the health front…
Shortly after New Years Day, I managed to strain an old back injury quite badly; necessitating the better part of 3 to 4 weeks of recovery. Unfortunately, most of that time was spent flat on my back in bed — with an electric heat pack and painkillers. Not a particularly productive month, to say the least! sigh
Just as I was starting to get some semblance of slow mobility back around the middle of February, I caught a nasty cold. At first it took it’s usual run, with sneezing, sniffling, sore throat and coughing. But then, the sore throat got worse and so did the coughing — *really* worse. Like, muscle-cramps-in-my-upper-back-from-coughing-so-hard and I-can’t-get-any-sleep-because-of-the-coughing kinda worse. I have days were I have almost no voice because of the coughing or because I could barely breathe. Talk about non-consensual breath play!!
So, after suffering over a week of that, I figured that something else serious had developed from the cold. Based on years gone by; I know that I am particularly prone to upper respiratory infections; so I made the trek out to one of the emergency clinics on the West Island early on a Sunday morning. At least that way there wouldn’t be much of a crowd as usual, and my Sweetheart would be able to keep me company. After a relatively short 2.5 hour wait (I’ve known people to wait 6 hours or more in other clinics or to be outright turned away); my suspicions were confirmed — I have a case of acute bronchitis. (At least it had not degenerated into pneumonia!)
I’ve had this before and it tends to really stick longer with me than with most folks. It was not caused by a bacterial infection, so antibiotics were not necessary or recommended. At least I got a prescription of some inhalers to help me breathe more easily. The inhalers have done a good job so far, in that they allow me to finally get some sleep! I was barely managing on 3-4 hours a day, because every time I lay down, I’d start coughing up and feel like I was choking and couldn’t breathe. The sleep has done me a lot of good, but I still have a long way to go before I’m completely well again.
So, long story summarized — I’m still mostly out of commission for the next while and will be restricting my activities in order to be able to rest and recuperate. I want to be able to enjoy Spring when it finally arrives!! So don’t worry too much if you are one of the Montreal locals and haven’t seen me lately; it’s only temporary and I hope to be back out and active as soon as my health allows…
On Saturday, I dropped by the Saturday Lunch Munch out in Lasalle. This munch is organized by Lady Renata & Laird Dave and has been running for 10 years now!
It was a fairly quiet one, but it was nice to catch up with old friends for a change. I’ve been stuck in the house for several weeks now, trying to let my back injury recuperate as much as possible; so as a result I tend to go a bit stir-crazy at times, missing all my kink friends.
The rest of my Thanksgiving long weekend was rather quiet, but I’m gearing myself up for next weekend, as I’ll be spending it with several of my vanilla friends at a local annual event — should be fun!
Posted in Family & Friends, Holidays, Kink Events & Activities, Kink Friends, Montreal, Munches, My Kink Life
Tagged BDSM, friends, holiday, illness, Montreal, munch, thanksgiving