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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Well. This Sucks.

I managed to hurt myself yesterday. I was napping on the sofa, minding my own business, when someone ( a salesmen, Dusty told me this morning) rang the doorbell. The dog, who'd been napping as well, jumped up and barked so loudly she startled me awake. I jumped, twisted just the wrong way, and managed to hurt my back, causing my AS to flare up.



Oops.

I did heat therapy last night, went to bed early, got plenty of rest and took my pain meds. And after all of that, I can barely walk today. The pain is doing that shooting down my leg thing, and it's sharp and hard. Moving the ten feet to the fridge is a huge production as I shuffle my way to my diet cherry Pepsi stash.

So it's with a great deal of regret (and some guilt) that I bow out of the Frederick Book Festival



Damn it. I was looking forward to that, too. I had plans to see Carrie Ann Ryan and PJ Schnyder. I'm even on a panel! I feel awful about it. This is the first time my AS has forced me to bow out of something I'd given my word on, and I feel awful about it.

Stupid doorbell.

Dusty's all, "You can't feel guilty over something like this," but I'm going to do it anyway. I'm really sorry, but there's little I can do but continue the heat therapy and pray I'm better before I have to head to Lori Foster's RAGT. For everyone who was hoping to see me at the book festival, my apologies. There are still a lot of really good authors who will be there, and I'm aware of at least one raffle, so please go and enjoy. Heck, post pictures so I can pretend I actually got to go.

And I'm putting the damn No Soliciting sign back on my front door.

3 comments:

AimeeKay said...

Ouch! Muy Ouch! Sorry you are in pain. When you figure out how to not feel guilty when you can't meet a commitment because circumstances beyond your control please let me know. I usually push myself and then can't move for a week.
Definitely not your fault though. Too bad you can't do some sort of telecommunte for the panel. :( Hope you feel better.

Kat said...

Will miss you at fredrick but looking foward to you being at RAW with Lora Leigh in Sept.

Teena M. said...

your poor thing!! I hope you get to feeling better soon, and next tume out a pillow over the doorbell when you take a nap on the couch.... lol you never now it might help..

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