You may have noticed that I posted three chapters all together after not posting in my regular times over the last 10 days. Well, the reason was that I spent that time in the hospital. In the course of around 6 hours, I went from my normal moderately active, fairly strong man to a man so weak that I could not even lift my own arms. This made a wonderful Mother's Day gift for my wife. She managed to retain her good sense and called an ambulance to take me to the Emergency Room. I was still in my pajamas and totally unable to do anything for myself; therefore, my computer was left at home, as were my glasses, and other normally essential items.
I went through two levels of Critical Care before I finally wound up in a normal hospital room. I languished there for three days while the doctors figured out what was wrong with me. After an NMR of my head, they discovered that the problem was an infected sinus. Yesterday, I had an operation to clean it out, and today they let me come home.
The infection had spread from my sinus cavity over my left eye into my blood stream and was having fun playing hell all over my body. Supposedly, the problem is now fixed, but that is why I was not able to post the three chapters that I finally got up this afternoon.
All I can say now is "Hooray for medical science!" They pumped me full of antibiotics to get the infection under general control before going into my sinus cavities (more than one) to clean out the residual mess. I am damned weak right now, so my posting of stories may be a bit erratic for a while, but I hope that won't last long.