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Monday, February 22, 2010

Health Issues Again-- Light Blogging for a While

As you may have known by reading this blog, I've been dealing with some ongoing health issues for some time. Well, I'm having some difficulty right now-- acute symptoms, that sort of thing-- so it'll be light blogging for me until the symptoms fade. It's nothing incredibly serious. I just have had some throat issues for several years now, and I was getting bounced around by my HMO without any improvement or particularly positive results.

After recently changing my health insurance, I'm hoping I can see specialists and get second opinions without waiting 2 -3 months between each visit. Because of this lag time between doctor visits, a bad initial diagnosis (which I had) can lead to over 18 months of ineffective treatments and inconclusive tests.

This has been a very frustrating time for me and has been partially responsible for my spotty blogging and frequent breaks from this blog. It's tough to balance a writing career, family, friends, and a blog when I feel pretty poorly about 40% of the time and can't eat solid food several times a month.

Anyway, enough of my making excuses and wallowing in self-pity. I'll be back soon-- hopefully later this week. And just a reminder, my Blog List is full of great blogs to visit. Check them out.

My Apologies,
Yukio Ngaby


  1. A little "self pity" can be a good thing if it motivates you to take care of yourself.

    Your devoted readership will wait patiently for your return!

  2. I'm so sorry to learn of this, Yukio! I'm loving your comments over at Potluck (though I have to say, I find it much more enjoyable when someone else is the target of your keen mind, heh) and wanted to see your own blog.

    Take care, and I so hope you feel better soon.