So you’ll have noticed the posts have been sparse again this month – and they’ll continue to be sparse through July. My surgery is scheduled for July 3, and I’ve had a lot of medical tests/exams/bloodwork/ultrasounds etc etc to get ready for it, not to mention the mountains of insurance paperwork, not to mention the mountains of paperwork to get FMLA, etc. It’s been sucking up all of my time, and all of my emotional/mental energy as well. It’s been a bad month for me – I actually had a full blown panic attack at work, and was having mini ones almost constantly. I’ve had panic attacks before, but that’s definitely not my usual state of mind to suffer from that much anxiety. Come to find out, the allergy meds I was put on to help control my symptoms pre-surgery was causing anxiety, depression, “racing thoughts”, among other side effects. It took a couple of weeks to start to feel better, but overall I’m doing much better, except physically, of course, I’m suffering … you can’t win sometimes.
I’m expecting to be down for most of July – I do have a couple of posts scheduled, and I’m hoping to start blogging again by mid-July, but we’ll see.
I’m still not really reading a lot, though the last week I’ve been reading at least daily again, though generally only a few minutes a day. I have a stack of books I’m hoping to read while recovering, but I’m seriously expecting a lot of brain fog… I have a stack of reviews to get to, some of which I’m very very excited to talk about. I’m hoping while I’m recovering from surgery I can really get caught up on reviews.
Read and Reviewed:
I also blogged about:
- [2 Jun] Guardians of the Crown promo and #freebook
- [4 Jun] Sunday Post
- [7 Jun] Fate of the Stars blitz and giveaway through Xpresso #bookblogger
- [21 Jun] Personal note