My Blog Is Still Alive!

You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.~Epicurius

I thought I should update everyone about what’s been going on with me… I don’t want you to think I abandoned my blog!

Who has time to worry about hair? Let it be crazy, is what I say...

Who has time to worry about hair? Let it be crazy, is what I say…

I got the flu just about three weeks ago. It knocked me out for a few days, but I thought I was better a week ago. But my joints started hurting, and my head was still clogged up.

The joint pain got to be so bad that I could hardly move. Luckily, I have some anti-inflammatory pills left over from my shoulder surgery. Β  They helped some, but the pain was still pretty bad.

I went to the doctors this morning and presented my list of complaints… It’s the flu, with complications. I have a sinus infection and my auto immune system was thrown off track by the flu, which is causing my joint pain.

It’s not just joint pain, but probably reactive arthritis… No wonder it hurts so much!

So I’m home, with antibiotics for the sinus infection and steroids for the joint pain… I’ve been sleeping a lot these past couple weeks and that probably won’t change for a few days. My blog has been on the back burner, but not forgotten.

Once I’m able to stay awake I’ll be back to posting regularly. I’m looking forward to getting back to writing…

This is what I look like with the flu...

Il Duce- This is what I look like with the flu…

I’ve never been so sick in my life. One good thing though… With my crazy hair and unkempt self, my family thinks I’m starting to look a bit like the character Il Duce from the movie The Boondock Saints….

I can think of worse characters to look like. Maybe I’ll cultivate the look…




  1. dig the hair, fo reeeealz!

  2. Love your hair πŸ™‚

    1. I like it now. I shaved it off for twenty years.

  3. Hope you are bearing up, please take care of yourself. One love xXx

    1. I’m getting better. Thanks…

  4. I F***ing love that quote… keep blogging buddy… πŸ™‚

    1. I will Andy, thanks.

  5. Sending healing thoughts!! Hope you’re all better soon!

    1. I’m on my way… Much better than a few days ago. Thanks for the thoughts.

  6. Glad you are on your way again…..scarey when we feel so bad like that but fyi…if that is the Australian actor….terrible his name has left my toungue….I’m crazy about him! Funny and cute (with the exception of that clip of course :O

    1. It’s Billy Connolly, who’s Scottish, I think. He’s a great actor…

      1. YES!!!! Right! My friend was out on Tour in Australia and met up with him there…that is why Aus. stuck πŸ™‚ Hope you are feeling a bit chipper now for the weekend!

      2. I’m getting there… I wanted to catch up on my comments since they were piling up for a few days. Our county fair starts today so my daughter is having a few friends over… I’m going to bring them tomorrow and see how much better I really am!

      3. ooooh….as a Mom of all girls, I wish you well with that one LOL! They are older now, I miss the sleepover days

  7. nicciattfield · · Reply

    Get well soon. Best wishes.

  8. Darcsunshine · · Reply

    I’m sorry you have Been so sick. I am having health problems myself right now. I hope you are feeling well soon πŸ™‚

    1. I’m recovering quickly now. I hope your health problems are on the mend too…

      1. Darcsunshine · ·

        Thanks for caring! I’m getting there…slowly,but surely

  9. “I’ve been sleeping a lot these past couple weeks and that probably won’t change for a few days”… agreed here also ,same deal…….same hipocryte tagging an following and playing this sick game on me to only make me sicker also, u know who it is,,pert messed up. well is what it is , can only take care of myself now…since the help i was promised threw US in the TRASH 😦 what a drag it is , loving someone filled with hipocracy! 😦 god bless john, lucky for u doug can’t get the flu, but he can carry the infection so clean him well πŸ™‚ huh .take care ….Mike ! πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Mike- Doug was afraid I was going to pull a velveteen rabbit on him and burn him… He’s fine now.

      1. OH MY GOD! that’d be a sad day in paradise…guess ya would have to get a urn for his ashes huh! hope it never comes to that an he outlives u , give him a good bath,,,maybe a soak er 2 an a sauna lol. laterzzz πŸ™‚ now that was funny reply thanks fer making my morning an me laugh out loud LoL πŸ™‚

  10. Oh man, reactive arthritis…feel your pain… just take care of yourself. Sending you healing light and energy.

    1. Thanks for the support. The steroids have knocked out the joint pain thankfully. I’m still sleeping a lot but other than that I feel pretty good.

  11. Thanks for the update. Take your time getting all the rest you need and heal well!

    1. Thanks… I am. I’m taking advantage of my down time to catch up on some movies…

  12. boobooda7 · · Reply

    Take care John, wishing you well. Geo

  13. I know what it’s like. I am a diabetic and I get the flu in some fashion about four times a year, flu shot or not. The best you can do is tough it out. Hang in there. Let the monkey do the blog for you. Wait, will that work?

    1. Wow, the flu four times a year is tough… Doug could work on the blog but he won’t… He’s lazy. He thinks since I’m sleeping more so can he.

  14. samcrowart · · Reply

    hi there, take lots of care, i sympathise completely… i have m.e and feel like that most of the time xxx it really is horrible… i hope you pick up really soon, rest lots x i love boondock saints! Huge smile!

    1. Thanks- I feel for you. I can’t imagine how I felt being my default. I have much more sympathy for those with chronic conditions now… Maybe that’s the lesson I’m supposed to learn from this.

  15. Take care, take time to get better otherwise you’ll keel over again. With regard to your hair, I’ve got some great purple dye to spare. Want some???????

    1. Thanks, I’m taking it really easy! I don’t want this surging back. I think I’ll keep my hair how it is. My family already thinks I’m over the top weird… I used to dye it back in my punk days though…

  16. πŸ™‚ Take it easy…and it looks like you are. Get well.

    1. I am! Taking it easy, that is. Thanks for the well wishes.

  17. Take good care of yourself and feel better soon.

    1. Thank you, I will.

  18. Wow that flu sounds terrible, I hope I don’t get it. Hope your feeling better. Your hair and your comments from your family made me laugh or rather put a smile on my face. Lucky you have hair!

    1. It is horrible. The doctor says it’s a lingering kind. I’m glad I can still make people smile!

      1. I guess many of us are like
        Job in bible if we are afflicted we seem to look more towards the higher power otherwise we seem to stay don’t make any changes or grow. Perhaps he is wanting you to reflect and be thankful.

        My husband seems to get a lot of sinus infections. I will keep you in my prayers.

  19. Hope you get better.

    1. Thank you- I am…

  20. Hope you feel better soon:)

    1. I am… Thanks

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