ok, i did talk to cindy... and i am better... part of my "issues" seem to have resolved themselves...
the long term, drag me out, make me tired all the time issue is the ruptured ear drum. it is draining as i type, and i won't go any farther than that. i go to the ENT friday am to see if there is anything that can be done, this is 4 months this time that it hasn't healed.
the short term issue that kept me off the board was that i found a lump, under my arm, beneath my armpit... (read breast tissue). i went to the dr and she said she was sure it was phlebitis (a blood clot in a blood vein causing swelling and pain/soreness). she prescribed motrin and heat round the clock. after 2 and a half weeks, the lump seems to be gone, the pain is anyway.
i am going to go back in a couple of weeks to let her check it to be sure, but i can't find it anymore. i didn't say anything because while i knew y'all would be supportive, i really didn't want to talk about it. and since i know that God always knows what prayers are for, even if we don't, knowing y'all missed me was enough.
now, mel, you said if cindy didn't want a call that early, you did. well, i can't call if i don't have a phone number
and anyone else who wouldn't mind a random call can pm me your number, i might call once every couple of months or once every couple of weeks, but not usually more often than that. and unless i know it is ok, i only call during "normal" (9am-9pm) hours.
ok, going to go read some more, and then hit the sack... tired again.