As some of you may have noticed, it’s been almost a week since my last update of the site. And if you didn’t notice, pay attention. Just kidding (or am I?) But long story short is not that I was abducted by aliens and carried deep into outer space and subjected to many deep and dark probes. Well, not quite that anyhow, although I have been poked, probed, analyzed, scrutinized and given many dirty looks over the past week, but just not be aliens. At least I don’t think they were aliens, but a few of them just may be. Hmmm. Next time, I ask to see their green cards.
But what happened and why I haven’t been here to flood your Twitter and Facebook with notifications about assorted Q&A’s and lots of wrestling stuff, was quite simply, I got sick. I’ve been feeling kind of out of it and bad for a while and last week was no different. Pain and I are old friends and physically hurting is something that I’m quite familiar with and used to. But last week was worse than usual and I was definitely just a pale shadow of my usual loving and awesome self. But I figured that I’d do as usual and tough it out and be okay. Well either that or just die and, regardless of which one happened first, that’d be the end of it and life goes on, right? Well, unless I had died and then it wouldn’t have mattered. I actually wasn’t too worried about that prospect though. I have too many people left in this world to piss off and annoy the shit out of to go anywhere anytime soon. And I was having headaches, sore throats, body aches and fatigue, all of which are annoying as shit, but generally not anything more than that. Or so I thought.
By the way, if I should ever happen to suddenly die without warning or advance notice, someone please destroy my computer. Erasing the browser history might not be anough and there are some things that my family and any survivors should never see or know about, like the google search for gay unicorns in Antartica. Or the disabled midget porn with honey nut cheerios. I’m a writer, damn it. It’s just research for a blog. But someone clear my browser and destroy this computer… please.
What was I talking about anyhow? Don’t mind me. I’m drunk… on life. Yay! But back to last week. I was hurting and weak and feeling bad. I felt bad on Tuesday and Wednesday, but didn’t really pay it attention. Thursday, I’m a hurting and sick little bitch, but I’ll be okay. I work Friday at my job (and yes, I worked my entire shift because I have work ethic and my responsibilities come first, before everything, including my own personal health). But by the end of work Friday night, I was so damn sick and sore and hurting so badly. I couldn’t talk and was slurring my words badly. I couldn’t swallow or drink and was having trouble breathing. My head was hurting. My ears were hurting. I haven’t felt that awful in years and that’s saying something. I got off work and went immediately to the Emergency Room of our local hospital.
Long story short (didn’t I already say that? I guess I lied then… lol) my blood sugar was close to 500 and there was an absess on my left tonsil at the back of my mouth and it was partially restricting my throat and breathing. I was admitted pretty quickly and then transferred to Moore County, about 30 miles away, where I ended up staying until late Monday afternoon. I’m now on several medications, back on shots for my diabetes (3 shots a day), a restricted diet and many more appointments to come.
So I haven’t been writing because I’ve been sick. I’m still not 100%, but I feel a thousand times better than I did. And hopefully tonight and tomorrow, I’ll start playing catch up for the site. I’ve got so many things I want to write about and the stories I want to tell you. You just don’t know. I’m going to try and get a couple of Q&A’s up today for a warm up and then, it’s on like syrup on a stack of pancakes. I’m hungry by the way. Pancakes would be good.
But the bottom line is, get ready because my site, DougMaynard.com, is back. I’m back… and like Eric Bischoff’s old wrestling theme from his WWE days as the RAW General Manager used to say (obscure wrestling reference), “I’m back… and better than ever!” So hang on, come back often and let’s do this.
A big shout out to my brother, Kenneth, who has done so much for me the past week (and always). Couldn’t make it without him. Love ya, Bro! And to everyone for giving me reason to keep doing this and keep going on every day, even when I want to just say “screw it!” and give up.
And now, my friends, as Al Bundy used to say, “Let’s rock!”
P.S. If you have any comments, thoughts, ideas for topics to write about, questions about absolutely anything, good recipes, etc… please let me know and talk to me. I’m always trying to improve the site and expand my topics of conversation. Any help or feedback is appreciated. I can be reached at my e-mail, Doug28352@yahoo.com or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/saltpalace. And on Twitter, I’m at @Doug28352. Follow me. And again, thanks to everyone for the support and inspiration. Ya’ll is the bomb! Love ya – mean it!