On Chronic Pain

The last few months have been really horrible for me. I’ve been struggling with chronic lower back pain since July, spent a week in hospital, gone to the ER three times for pain control. Through all of that, I’ve been unable to sit up in my office chair for more than a few hours at a time.

The bottom line is that I haven’t been able to do more than a tiny bit of writing in the past six months.

Today was supposed to be the watershed moment for me, as my neurosurgeon suggested a non-invasive procedure to relieve the pain. But my medical aid declined authorisation for the surgery.

Through all of this I still have the urgent, pressing desire to write books that people will love.

The first thing I have to do, however, is find a way to cope with my pain and leaves me alert and creative enough after a long day in the office to write coherently.

If I’m cranky, inconsistent, or slow, please bare with me for a little while. I’m doing everything I can to resume regular programming.

I would like to say a huge “Thank you” to my husband, Mike, and supportive friends who have helped me thought this time. I love you all.

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