First, donations are still trickling in, and again, THANK YOU. I am thisclose to being able to afford to get my uber-Lyme test done, as well. How close? $400…half the total cost of the test.
If you’d asked me a week ago if I thought I’d be able to have that option, along with not having to worry so much about my surgery, I would have laughed in your face. So thank you for not only the donations, but for helping me to literally feel much better/healthier due to a drop in my stress level. People underestimate the power of stress when you’re already sick, and I used to, too, until I discovered its effect on my life. I have plenty of other things to worry about, but thankfully, you all have lightened the load considerably.
The donation button is staying up through the first or second week of April (only because I’m not entirely sure how much the final total is going to be, and if there’s a last-minute panic, I’ve been assured that there are folks waiting for that moment, and I’m TOTALLY okay with them holding back until then), and then it will go back to the regular “no emergency, just whatever” button it was before last week.
Second, holy crap, this sinus infection/cold/bronchitis/whatever-the-hell-is-going-on has just kicked my ass ten different ways. (Yes, I know I just told you guys I feel better/healthier, but that’s in a different way, separate from this sinus hell).
I am feeling better today than I was yesterday…but yesterday was the worst day I’ve had thus far, so anything would be better. I spent last night hunched over the toilet, coughing so hard I was gagging and nearly throwing up, with my nose dripping blood. Not pleasant in the slightest.
Today I have more of a dry cough, my nose is trying to heal, and while my ears are still kind of filled with fluid, I can feel that the pressure is going down.
It’s been so long since I’ve had such a severe sinus infection that I’d completely forgotten how horribly miserable it can make you feel. But again, I’m doing much better, today, so it appears I’m on the mend. I just need to avoid doing anything stupid, like over-exerting myself or my voice, for the next few days.
Third, I’m supposed to be singing in an Opera Festival on April 7th…and I still haven’t talked to the chorus director about the fact that I may, in fact, be indisposed that weekend, depending on how my appointment goes on the 3rd. We have rehearsals this week, and I don’t have a voice at all, let alone a singing voice, so I’m sitting here wondering if I’m even going to be able to participate at all.
It’s kind of depressing, in a way – I get back in there, people are glad to see me, I’m having fun, and BAM – I get sidelined. But if now’s not the time for me to jump back on that bandwagon, then I guess that’s just how it goes, ya know?
I’m mostly sad about this because I’m slated to do a duet of “For Good” with another gal in the Opera Memphis Chorus (here’s a link to me singing it by myself in 2006 at that show I did at the gay bar…and I want to note, again, that that song was done after singing for 2.5 hours straight, so anyone pointing out sour notes can take a long walk off of a short pier), and that’s just one of my favorite songs, ever.
I’m going to try, don’t get me wrong, but this duet is taking the place of solos for the both of us, and I’d rather her be able to do her solo if I’m not going to be able to sing with her. I guess I’ll know in a few days.
In “my other online life” news, I’ve been gifted a couple of video games by my friend Keeshe (who’s also the gal who drew an awesome picture of me during her art stream – she’s pretty cool), and I’m looking forward to trying them out. One of them is called “The Path,” and it’s kind of like a psychological horror game based on Little Red Riding Hood, except there are 7 girls you have to lead through the forest, and each one of them has to find their “wolf,” among other things. The other is “They Bleed Pixels,” which would take a while to describe, but it’s an action platformer that’s basically a world of frustration and cursing waiting to happen…but I had it on my wishlist on Steam, so there you go.
While I’m waiting for my cough meds to kick in, I think I’ll start on “The Path” – maybe do a Let’s Play of it for my YouTube or something. *shrugs*
And that’s what I’ve got right now. My life is terribly exciting…haha.