Friends and regular readers of EclectEcon have noticed that up until a few days ago, my blog postings and Facebook activity seemed considerably diminished. Aside from a few "likes" and "shares" I didn't post much on Facebook; in fact I didn't even keep up with all the status updates. And the blog postings were generally rare and brief.
They're right. A month ago, we went to Houston to visit our son and his family. While we were there, we both noticed some symptoms of illness (and are grateful that our granddaughters don't seem to have caught this), especially tiredness. Since our return we have both been quite ill. We had symptoms that seemed like H1N1 flu initially, but according to our family physician, this viral flu (whatever it was) morphed into a bacterial infection. The first bout of antibiotics didn't do the job, so she prescribed some stronger ones.
We seem to have improved health now, but it has been an exhausting period. Ms. Eclectic has a persistent cough, I have clogged eustachian tubes, and we are both tired almost all the time. Really tired. There have been times when I wanted to post things, but just didn't have the energy to think about them deeply enough or to search for appropriate links. We have rarely left our home, and every time we do we go out, we have been extremely exhausted afterward. We managed to get out to do some shopping yesterday, but are done-in now.
We seem to be on the mend, though. Apologies to all whose emails have gone unanswered or been answered with terse remarks.
And to all my friends on Facebook, please do not comment on this. I want people to know, which is why I'm posting this, and I appreciate your implied well-wishes. Thanks.
P.S.: may the person who invented "peel and push" blister packs for medication burn in hell.