Hey again guys,
I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for all of their kind wishes, comments and support.
I spent the bulk of today at a local hospital where I was continually prodded, pricked and poked.
It started out fairly badly; a tube was put into the back of my hand, (at my insistence – the tubes that go in the arm have always seemed more intrusive to me,) however the wrong size was (apparently) used and the doctor doing this somehow messed it up; I wasn’t watching him do it, however when he began to clearly panic and my hand felt wet I looked over – somehow he’d started spilling my blood all over the place. It was actually incredibly alarming.
Once this mini ordeal was over there was some good news;
My kidneys are perfect, as are my lungs and my heart seems to be all good as well, at least thus far.
Currently, they cannot say what is wrong with me – I need more tests done and I will be seeing a doctor later in the week when I get more results back.
In the meantime I will be resting a lot but will still try to pop in a few times a day and, if I feel the need to spend some time up and at my desk rather than lying down I will try to make some kind of tutorial; I don’t want to die from boredom!
Although we are still not a whole lot closer to knowing what is actually wrong with me the fact that my kidney function is perfect is a huge deal; it was my biggest concern and while I am still scared about what is happening thus far the news has been very positive.
I hope you will all have a pleasant week and that before too long I can get back to my tutorials, my email support and of course my review of SpriteDeck!
I will be taking a short break from work, both app making and Techority, for the next week.
As you all know from my constant whining on Twitter and in several of my emails, this past week temperatures where I am located have been hovering at 104F, including overnight, with today reaching 108F. (It feels a lot hotter due to high humidity in my area, frequently sitting at around 90%.)
The lack of comfort and constant crushing feeling associated with being at that temperature at all times becomes overwhelming after 2 or 3 days, let alone a week.
I have had an unrelated medical issue for 3 or so weeks now and these past two or three days it has suddenly worsened with other related issues popping up.
While I am hopeful that this is in fact just my body being unable to tolerate the heat, I do have a compromised immune system and a history of suffering from all kinds of medical issues. (Hell, I had Scarlet Fever as a kid – when I told my teacher that she didn’t believe me and my mother had to write a note, because no one in this day and age gets it in Australia.)
With any luck I can get to a doctor on Monday, as I have no way of getting there myself and even if I did nowhere but the ER is open until then.
Although I will continue to hope that this is some unusual way of reacting to heat, I am afraid I must also be cautious about rest and about not sitting at a desk all day.
As a result I will be delaying my review of SpriteDeck until next week.
I will continue to check in on Techority to view, moderate and reply to comments a few times a day as I can do this from my iPhone. (I intend to attempt bed rest as it seems the most sensible course of action while waiting for proper help.)
I will check and attempt to respond to emails as always, however I must request that you please refrain from emailing me any project files as I naturally can’t view them on my iPhone.
If you require urgent help, and I know that sometimes it is urgent – even if you just feel frustrated to tears and have a problem you can’t get your head around – do write to me. Just be patient if it takes longer than usual to respond.
Chatty emails are fine, general questions are fine, Techority 48 Hour Challenge stuff is fine – just please don’t email me as a first resort; Google it first, search the forums, etc. Then, if you still need help and can’t get answers elsewhere, that’s OK. (You know normally I don’t mind, I wouldn’t mind as such now – it’s just I don’t want you waiting for a reply for a week.)
I’m sure I’m probably fine and whatever this is it will be treatable and fixable and not some huge issue. I simply want to do whatever I can right now to ensure I’m well rested and if this is something my body needs to fight off I give it a helping hand as with the compromised immune system it can be very difficult to get rid of even basic things, like a common cold.
On the off chance it is something serious, which I’m sure it probably wont be, I will not be abandoning Techority, or any of you – the tutorials and email support will continue even if I end up taking more days off than I have been lately and the 48 Hour Challenge will go ahead exactly as planned.
I’d just like to stress that although there is very clearly something wrong with me, with all the weird problems I’ve had, it is likely something I’ll be rid of in a week and laugh off.
Until then, I want to extend another thank you to those of you who have donated money to me over this past little while. I have a lot of good food in the house right now as well as juice and milk – with your help my immune system will get a boost it could have no hope of achieving from potato.
Thank you to everyone and my apologies; I know this week has not been good in terms of new tutorials. I ask that you bare with me and as soon as I feel up to it I will write something new for you and, when able, continue on with Corona For Newbies Part 3.