Did you miss me? Probably not but I’ve been away for several weeks. Here’s the thing about getting old: It Sucks!
It all started with a little fever, some disorientation and weakness, and eventually a spinning fall in the dark which left me on the floor in great pain. After a rainy ambulance ride to the hospital I ended up flat on my back with a fracture in my lower back. Oh, I also had pneumonia and was entering septic shock.
But a few days in the hospital and a few weeks in a rehab got me out of danger and at least started to build up my strength. I’m now shuffling around my bedroom with daycare helping me with meals, showers, etc. I still feel pain and am afraid of falling again but I’m getting better.
I was eventually able to get some digital reading in at the rehab but since I couldn’t really sit up, had limited internet access, and only an iPhone, I pretty much stuck to the previous month’s reading pool. The May pool is a bit of a hodge-podge, mostly comprised of leftovers from previous months.
- Lint — Steve Aylett
- The Water Knife — Paolo Bacigalupi
- The Young Bride — Alessandro Baricco
- A Night In the Cemetery — Anton Chekhov
- Religion For Atheists — Alain De Botton
- The Monk of Mokha — Dave Eggers
- Living — Henry Green
- The Loved Ones – Alia Mamdouh
- The Child in Time – Ian McEwan
- The Black Prince — Iris Murdoch
- Lizard Radio — Pat Schmatz
- Wanda Hickey’s Night of Golden Memories — Jean Shepherd
- My Gun Is Quick — Mickey Spillane
- Honeymoon To Nowhere — Akimitsu Takagi
- An Afghanistan Picture Show; or, How I Saved the World — William T. Vollmann
- Galápagos — Kurt Vonnegut
- Jailbird — Kurt Vonnegut
- Bluebird — Kurt Vonnegut
- Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist – Sunil Yapa
- When Red Is Black – Qiu Xiaolong
4 thoughts on “Is It May Already?”
Yes I have missed you and glad your are better!
I’m pleased to see you are back.
I’m glad you’re back. I checked in most days to see if you were updating, hoping everything was ok.
Welcome back, Mike! Glad to hear you’re on the mend. I agree, getting old really sucks – but as the saying goes, it’s better than the alternative.