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.


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.


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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