I’m here! I’ve seen the emails in my inbox and the messages on Facebook. People are wondering where I’ve gone off to, but I haven’t gotten lost. I’ve just been really sick. Today is the first day that I’ve been able to function in a while, and it’s taking a lot of concentration.
It was a great party going into Urgent Care the first time on New Year’s Eve. I was told I had a viral bronchitis, and they gave me some enormous pills to help reduce the swelling in my throat and ears and sent me home. I told them I had an ear infection, but they disagreed with me. So, on Monday, I was back in Urgent Care, white as a sheet (Seriously, I didn’t fully appreciate that saying until looking in the mirror that morning.). The doctor I saw that day promptly gave me two shots. She sent me home with antibiotics … guess it wasn’t viral after all. ;( Anyway, I’m getting over it, but I’m still weak, get out of breath quite easily and can’t hear very well.
As I was beginning to get sick, I tried to keep up on emails and website updates, but my website was not cooperating. As you may know from my earlier posts, we recently upgraded to a new hosting company and hosting service that will better accommodate the needs of this high traffic site. That change over did not go smoothly at all.
Once we had the site changed over, it seemed everything was going to be okay, but then the site started going down. I wasn’t receiving my emails, the e-cards stopped working, and we had a mess on our hands with struggling to get the site back up. I even wrote two posts in my blog trying to answer some of the common questions I had seen finally come through my email and to explain what was going on, but both posts were deleted from the server because the memory couldn’t hold onto them.
Now, it seems like the site is good to go and will remain up and running. I have a ton of emails to go through as well. The e-cards are working, and I plan on adding new ones now that the holidays are over, but that will have to happen after I’m done responding to all my emails.
I may opt to write another post answering some of the most common questions and then direct people to that post in an email, instead of writing the same thing over and over. So, if you are waiting to hear back from me, please understand that I am not ignoring you. I will write you back as soon as I can. For right now, I’m exhausted and not feeling so great, but I am here. I just have bronchitis, a double ear infection, pink eye and some kind of flu. I hope you all had a better new year than me. 😉
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Thank you for all the thoughts and prayers! Dare I say I’m starting to feel better? I said that about a week ago only to suddenly fall ill again. There was talk that I have had some kind of pneumonia, but the test results have not come back yet, so it’s not official.
Whatever it was, it’s welcome to leave! 😉 That was not an enjoyable illness at all, though I suspect it was a bit more than a physical illness.
I had some interesting dreams and experiences while sick, and I’m not quite sure what to make of them all yet. I find it ironic that my illness began a few days before the new year started and has lasted this long into the new year, and I believe it has something more to do with the transitioning of my energy. This sort-of felt like a much more serious version of how I feel when I do too many readings.
One odd symptom was that my skin was itchy (actually scraped my neck), but other than that basically felt like a serious flu and pneumonia.
I’m still quite weak; It takes a lot of energy to do anything. My hearing has come back, but there’s still something going on with my left ear. It’s swollen, and there’s liquid inside. I can’t complain, though. I have definitely felt worse. 😉
Thanks for being patient while I’ve been absent,
P.S. – Pat, that is a very good question … How do we take care of ourselves? For most of us, even while we are doing for ourselves, we feel guilty or are thinking about what else we should be doing. I know I do that myself. The while time I was sick, it was hard not to think about the fact that I was letting people down by being sick – clients and family. You raise a very good question indeed.
Praying for your prompt recovery <3 🙂
Get well soon 🙂
oh, dear Sheri
do I understand this? you are doing ok other than it is hard to hear, see, breathe or move? yikes, sounds like what my sisters and I call, “happy holiday over”…
but seriously, I’m thinking when you get to the common questions, before the technology breakdowns and myriad requests upon your time and energy, the most common one I’m thinking and bet you might be, too, is:
how DO we take care of ourselves???
I am blessed to have a loosely organized but loyal group of women friends I’ve met with occasionally since we were…20 something? we were asking then and in mid-fifties, still asking.
we sip decaffeinated beverages and say, this is really fun (or good for me, or energizing) why don’t we do it more often? or we take a walk, and say, god, I remember I used to love to hike (or swim, ride a bike, hear live music, whatever)
last time this happened, I looked around at these successful, professional married mothers and I picked out the most highly educated among us–who incidentally trains college aged women to work with children–and I said, Sue, it is not like you missed the workshop, class or training on this, THERE WASN’T ANY!!!!! (and why not??? why wasn’t that the intro????
so~~no wise comments today, I just felt like blurting out a few questions~~~
but I am thinking of you, sending light and hoping the rest of the year is better for you than this inauspicious start !
a request has been made to archangel raphael to wrap you in his green rays of healing and balance, you’ll be well in no time! goodluck ! 🙂 take care,a big hug and lots of luv going out to u .
Dear Rev. Sheri,
So sorry to hear you’ve been so ill 🙁 At least you are on the mend….:) Sending prayers for you to feel much better soon! Get more rest and take care of yourself:)