Amanda Hocking

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My Week in Sickness

March 11th, 2013 by
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Since my last blog post, a lot has happened – namely, I was sick. And not sick with one, not two, but three seperate illnesses. (Well, to be fair, the doctor isn’t completely sure that Illness Two and Illness Three weren’t connected, since he’s not completely sure what Illness Three is.)

From last Friday to Sunday, I slept. Like literally, I was slept roughly 20 hours a day to combat pain. Then on Sunday, I began to feel better. Until the flu hit me, and I was laid up with that until Wednesday. I was awake more after that, but I did not like it.

From Thursday until Saturday, I enjoyed three glorious, pain-free days, and I spent time hanging out with friends who were celebrating a mass of March birthdays, including one who was visiting from out of the country.

I will say this – despite being sick for the better part of a week, I managed to feel good on the days when the fun was happening. For once, my body seemed to work in my favor.

And then on Sunday, I ended up in Urgent Care with the most severe pain of my entire life. Fortunately, the pain stopped, and the doctor told me it’s nothing serious. But I need to follow-up with a regular doctor to find out what exactly it was. But let me assure you – it was not pleasent.

However, my week in illness wasn’t a total loss. I caught up on some shows. I finally watched the third season of Downton Abbey (which led to a crying jag between throwing up). Also, I’m totally shipping Mary/Branson for Season 4. Anybody else on board with me on that? I should watch shows at the same time other people watch them, so we can talk about them.

I also finally started watching Game of Thrones, too. I have not read the books, and I most likely won’t read them until the series is over (I do the same thing with True Blood and Dexter). I’ll read books before I watch the movies based on them, but series are so much longer and take different liberties, I’d rather just wait until the viewing is all done to read. It’s how I roll.

Anyway, I’m loving GoT. I’m into season 2 now (I was sick a lot last week), and Peter Dinklage is so fantastic. Zoe Winters and I were discussing some issues we had with season 1, but in general, I’m loving it. Very addicting.

I haven’t had a chance to dive into any of the suggestions you’ve sent me for books from the last blog (I mostly watched TV when I was sick, but I did get into some Fear Street), but I plan on checking out some of them, so thank you for all the great tips. If/when I do read them, I’ll let you know what I think. I plan on starting I Hunt Killers tonight, followed by False Memory.

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  • Feeling sorry for your illness.Get well soon…

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  • You hardly got a break that week, huh? I’m guessing illness 3 was connected to the previous ones. Perhaps your body had become more susceptible since you hadn’t fully recovered yet. Anyway, I hope you haven’t suffered any more week-long sickness since. –Mitchell @ Primary Care Associates

  • I suck at being sick and I’m sure I’d be downright miserable if I was in your place dealing with those 3 illnesses. Glad that you were able to still have fun despite your condition. Were you able to figure out what was wrong? –Tanisha @ USHealthWorks

  • 1,2,3,4….instead of counting illnesses count kidney stones. Sounds classic coming from experience.

  • Sifat Anonta says:

    Oh, So sorry to hear about your sickness. Don’t worry, You will get well soon.. God bless you..:)

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  • Dave Smith says:

    Well, you’re still alive, and thus I still have a blog to read. Yay for immune systems!

  • Cathy Keaton says:

    I’m not the only one shipping Mary/Tom Branson for Season 4!

    So sorry to hear about your recent illnesses. I sympathize and relate too well. Get better soon! 🙂

  • L.A. Jones says:

    Oh god Ms. Hocking. I am so sorry to hear all that. I hope you get well. I wish a speedy recovery