Miscellaneous

Ill-health and a writerly struggle

I have a deadline coming up for an anthology of short stories. It is going to be tight, but it is still do-able. Except I did something silly.

For the last four months I’ve been on iron tablets. I go anaemic easily and this time it was enough to worry to doctors. But after the four months I went back to the doctors and got a blood test. I decided to give the iron a rest between the blood test and the doctors appointment. It was only seven days.

By the end of the seven days I couldn’t sleep and I was dizzy. As in falling over dizzy. In fact I have been four days back on the iron and I’m still dizzy. In hindsight (which is always 50×50) I ought to have waited until the deadline had passed before I tried my little ‘no-iron’ experiment. Instead I am trying to write my stories and combat the fact I feel like I am going to fall out my chair any minute.

My own fault. I forget sometimes that there is only me to write.

Hopefully, by next week I shall be fine. Until then it is a bit of a struggle. Oh, and the doctor has said I need another 2 months of iron at least. After that I have got to see how I retain it. I’m not holding my breath.

On an excellent note tomorrow I am off the a local conservation centre to learn how to paint flowers so the petals look transparent. I can’t wait and I think the break will do me good. Hopefully at the weekend I can show some flower and leaf paintings. πŸ™‚

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6 thoughts on “Ill-health and a writerly struggle

    1. Thanks. It can be tricky to get myself motivated but as long as I stay positive it is fine. Some days are better than others. And most of the time I just feel a little tired. πŸ™‚

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