Saturday, December 31, 2016

December 31

All of a sudden I'm not doing so good again. Which is frustrating because last Wednesday I felt good enough and energized enough not only to change the design of this blog, but do two blog entries. The day after that I couldn't get out of bed, burning with fever. Today I'm somewhat... just somewhat better. So this will be short. When I lie down in bed often my wife is there keeping me company and I see Bugel on the floor and I'm happy. Simple things make me happy. I hope to feel much better soon. Please.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Getting Better

I posted this image on Instagram last week when the pneumonia was starting to creep up on me and I was feeling it big time. I was feeling insanely cold I had to sit under the noon sun just to stop from shivering. It was an interesting sensation, feeling so mind numbingly cold but you're afraid you're going to get sun burnt.

For days I couldn't sleep. I just lie down staring at the ceiling listening to the crickets and Bugel's quiet shuffling. At 3am I would stand, a morbid shadow looking over the street below. I actually want people in the neighborhood to think our house is haunted, so nobody thinks of stealing from us. If there was anything to steal that is. Today I'm feeling much better. I can sit in front of the computer much longer without having to rest right away. I honestly think I can go back to work tomorrow, which I'm looking forward to. I won't push it though. I'll probably work 2 or 3 hours and I'll give it a rest. If I can continue working later in the day, I'd probably would.

Oh yeah, Instagram. There is something I want to say about that. I'm such a horrible poser. Yep, I'm a despicable Instagram poser. I have to make a confession that I don't use a smartphone. I don't intend on getting one anytime soon. So how can I Instagram? I use a program I downloaded online. Yeah, I'm such a heel. But I really like the platform. I like posting photos there. So that's it.

By the way, Ilyn and I are celebrating our 14th wedding anniversary today. I'm so sad we can't go out. We'll try tomorrow morning.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

End of 2016

Here I am facing the end of 2016 straddled with pneumonia. I think, at least I feel like, I'm getting better. With pneumonia, you really don't know. It's not like the flu which lasts a week at the most. This just goes on and on. Although the worst symptoms have burned themselves out within the first two weeks, you feel bad for a long time after that. With a danger of recurring, which is exactly what happened to me this middle of December. I first had it October of 2014. I didn't feel 100% OK until around July 2015. This on top of my other current medical condition. It may sound like it's so miserable, and to be honest, the first two weeks of pneumonia is really just that... miserable. I'm getting out of that two weeks right now and I find I'm well enough to write a blog entry. I haven't been to FB much. I'm on Twitter a little bit more and hardly on Instagram. I'll be getting active again there soon, i hope. I know people have messaged and emailed me and sorry If I was unable, still unable to reply.

Superthanks to my wife Ilyn for being the super wife and super friend for taking care of me in this time when I could not. Our relationship is certainly proving our marriage is truly through sickness and in health. I hope to share lots of the latter with her soon. I think we've both just had enough of the former.

Thanks to my pal Leinil Yu for having my back, for being understanding. Thanks to my editors at Marvel for letting me continue inking our current book, allowing me time to recover. That really means a lot.