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So for those not in the know, my life has grown uhm... weird.

I currently can not vocalize well, nor can I eat on my own. This is likely to pass but surreal and disjointing.   In the meantime I can not type a lot right now so any in the know who wish to fill in details feel free to do so but I wanted people to know that while I am still around that not all is ideal in JulieLand.

The problems are not mental.  I am brilliant, clever, funny and wise.  My hands are taking a break from moving as I like so all typing is two fingered and with effort.  So there will be interspersals:

My ability to talk is similarly limited.  I could probably manage Peter Boyle's part here:

I can eat via a long term surgical tube which is stopping my weight from continuing to drop.  After ridiculous weight loss (I currently weigh 40lbs less than I did in August), I am finally getting acceptable levels of nourishment.  I am home.  I am happy (but occasionally very scared).  I love and miss blogging, birding, posting and chatting.  With luck all will be better soon.  I have love, joy and hope in my life and heart.  I will read notes and messages but will find it difficult to respond.  

I apologize for that.  It will change, if for no other reason than sheer force of will on my part, because I refuse any other option.  I am today far far better and stronger than I was a week ago.  

I will give more detail eventually.  But for now, this is all I can manage.  

11:04 AM PT: Thanks everyone for your thoughts.  

As I've posted elsewhere, It is likely difficult for the world to continue comfortably without my wit.

I feel bad and do apologize for this.

I mean y'all will survive, but thrive? Unlikely.

11:04 AM PT: Thanks everyone for your thoughts.  

As I've posted elsewhere, It is likely difficult for the world to continue comfortably without my wit.

I feel bad and do apologize for this.

I mean y'all will survive, but thrive? Unlikely.

4:48 PM PT: Thanks again everyone.  I didn't write as much before about the specific illness at work here but should have.  Medical problem is obscure autoimmune disease called Myasthenia Gravis.  

It can be extremely mild and may, long term have anywhere from mild to severe effects.  If I am lucky, in a few months this will be a distant memory and my flare ups will be rare and minor.  There is not much I can do right now save for tweak one of my medications and wait to see what happens.  We are observing and investigating what is going on and doing our best to get my nutrition and strength back.

Thank you all so much for all your comments.  

Originally posted to Where the Waters Run Free on Tue Jan 17, 2012 at 06:44 AM PST.

Also republished by KosAbility and Birds and Birdwatching.

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