My god have I been sick!

There is some seriously nasty cold going around here that everyone seems to be getting, including me.  I’ve been sick as hell for a week and a half now.  Whatever this is, it’s really bad, and it seems to have three stages.  The first day and a half or so it’s pretty mild.  You may even think you’re getting over it.  Then near the end of the second day, it hits you like a damn freight train and turns into a severe head cold.  The following day you lose your voice.  For three days you’ll barely be able to talk, and then for ages after your voice will slowly start to recover, but only very slowly.  Then about a week into it, it changes into something else entirely.  You start feeling completely dried out, and you get a dry cough that often leads to serious coughing fits that’ll make you wish you were dead.  There’s something going on in the throat too that makes it feel like you tried to swallow a pill that got stuck in there and won’t shift, even though there’s nothing there.

Oh, and on top of all that, I got a flare up of gout in my left foot as well. 😛

Despite it all, I somehow managed to finish chapter 2 in my next book today.  Progress on it has been extremely slow for a variety of reasons, including work, illness, and general life issues that I’ve had to deal with.  Don’t worry though, I’ll never give up on it.  It may be slow going, but I’m going to try to be more on top of working on it now.

Anyway, I haven’t posted an update in a while.  That’s what’s been going on here.  Oh, and on the 23 / 24th of this month, the site will be down for a while.  I’m changing internet providers and getting new static IPs, so things will be down until the new ones propagate.