Saturday, May 28, 2005

Went to the orthodontist this week to hopefully get the braces off. Forcast is for 6 more weeks. :-(

Let's see, did I mention how so not fun it is to be on prescription drugs? And, yeah, I assume the same goes for non-prescription drugs too, but I'm not taking any of those. I go back to the doctor and in addition to doing physical therapy 3 days a week, she also prescribed a pain killer, an anti-inflammatory, and a muscle relaxer. Between these three friends, I hardly ever see the light of day. So you know there's hardly any writing getting done. Not only from being sleepy and out of it half the time, but also the fact that I can't sit up for a long period of time without my back giving out. Then there's the balance of the writing vs. pain threshold. The decision of when to take the meds. Basically, I have a choice between taking all the meds at a set time and be knocked out or non-creative for the day, OR try to hold off a little on the pain medication so I can be alert. Problem is, then I'm usually experience pain (like right now, my head hurts like I've been hit on the top of the head with a brick. As soon as I finish this, I'm taking meds so I guess the laundry will get done either later tonight or another day. I need a maid for my studio apartment). So basically, it's a lose-lose situation.

Hey, I don't even think I announced that my book is available for pre-order on Next week, I'm going to the Book Expo America convention in New York. Not sure I'll have as much fun this year as in previous years, but we'll just take it one day at a time. I'm signing galleys of my book at the Blackboard Awards Ceremony and Reception on Saturday, so that's going to be fun, I'm sure. And then, my publicist is working on the small book tour. Small. Very small. The key word is....SMALL. :-) But that's cool. We need to make people aware of me, my book, and my writing style and that's going to take time.

Okay, one last accident related thing I've been thinking about. This sucks! This is really messing up my plans for the summer. I need to hold off getting the motorcycle until I'm well enough to ride it. Therapy right now is going on through the end of June. By the time I get my license and a bike now, the riding season is going to be gone! I'm pissed! Well, I've decided that regardless, I'm going to at least get the license this year. Then next year, all I have to do is ride a few times, then get my bike (if I can't get it this year). But um....I'm not going to let this injury stop me from all the things on my to do list! I'm definitely going to try to sky dive, even if I have to do it by myself. Not sure how much affect it has on the back. Regardless, I'm going to wait until after therapy, but I'm determined to do at least that this year. Of course, I'll have to write about it and post pics here in my blog! :-)

Okay, I'm about to go knock myself out for the rest of the afternoon. This is no way to spend the beginning of summer and Memorial Day Weekend. If I hadn't said it before, this sucks!


princessdominique Mon May 30, 10:13:00 AM EDT  

Cherlyn hang in there girlie. You'll get through this and then we'll celebrate!