Monday, October 20, 2008

To blog or not to blog. That is the question.

I am caught in a bind. If I indicate here how I am feeling, then I am afraid you readers will worry, but not posting is apparently having the same effect, says my telephone.

I am not at all feeling well, still troubled by this fever. No doctors will commit to a diagnosis, sticking by the "looks good on paper." I will see the infectious disease MD on Wednesday, so I may know more then.

In the meantime, I mostly stay in bed, wander outside in the sun when I am up to it, and hope that the fever goes away. Soon.

Thank you everyone for your concern.

16 comments:

Lenore and Scott said...

We are always uplifted when you post despite a less than uplifting report. Still good to hear from you. So when it doubt, blog it out!

Sending oodles (that's a lot) of good thoughts and gentle hugs.

Anonymous said...

Unless blogging is too stressful for you, it is my vote that you continue. I might not talk to you as often as I'd like, but I can at least feel closer by reading what is going on in your life. I am pretty sure it is like that for many of your readers...
Sounds like your fever has taken on a form of it's own and sometimes there just isn't a reason. With that in mind, I hope it moves along sooner then later.
You were missed this weekend.
Marsha

sandplay said...

Blogging or not...Endless love and light your way.
D&D

kathyb.scheer@comcast.net said...

Thank you for sharing what's up. After the hospital sleepovers with friends, I was sure mega doses of antibiotics and girlfriends in jamies would do the trick. Know you're on my mind and in my prayers. Wrap up in a cozy blanket and keep the sunshining on you!
Much love,
Kathy

Burton said...

You should blog when you feel like it and not when you don't. We will cope -- and if we don't, well... I, will long distance bond with you tomorrow with a solidarity milk shake. Love, Burton

Anonymous said...

We accept the good or the not so good...the important thing is that is helps you to post your thoughts. We understand that sometimes the words just don't flow...and the situation may not be positive..but hey ..that's what makes a blog....brotha

Anonymous said...

It's just like you to want to spare US! News is news - put it out there to the universe to sort out the good from the bad. Your posts give all of us a connection to you. Better that all of us can put our collective love and prayers for you together -- strength in numbers, you know. When the post is positive, we all rejoice. When it's not so good, our energies are bound together in healing love sent your way from near and far. It must be exhausting to fight this fever right now, so you don't have the energy to post. It is selfish of us to want to hear from you, but I know when you don't post, we can't help but to react with fear --surely worse things are going through our minds than your actual condition. Just know that every post keeps an accurate status of your health on our minds. We know what to do with the news. Much love, Cynthia Graubart (with a dachshund nuzzling under my chin and pawing at my arm while I'm posting -- must be time for breakfast. Hope yours are all under the covers with you)

Anonymous said...

Your posts are always looked forward to...and when you aren't feeling well - hopefully our love and encouragement will help you feel a bit better. Post away, good, bad or indifferent.

We hope you kick that fever's butt soon. Feel better!
Hugs,
Lorie, Lex, Justin and Dakota

Lenore and Scott said...

Sounds unanimous to me - your blog peeps need to hear from you. But only, as was stated multiple times, if you are up to it. And Burton, what can I say, you are truly a trooper to shake it on your own. That's it Elyse, milkSHAKE that fever away!

Susan said...

When in doubt, BLOG, no question.... We are here for you!
Hugs, Susan

patti said...

Well this sucks. Cynthia said it best, though, we can gather our healing love and energy and send them your way when we know.

xoxo
Patti

Bridgette said...

Well I haven't posted much because I am not eloquent at writing, I rarely have anything witty to say and I never have good jokes! However, you are blogging even when you feel terrible and what else is there to do all day but read our posts, watch TV, and do books on tape. Honestly it must be fun to just hear from people and be in touch so I'm going to stop using my lame excuses to not blog. As I think about your illness I realize that if it's not one thing it's another. You have cancer. I have a goofed up family. Others have addiction. Some are lonely, unemployed, in financial trouble, or facing some other trial. The world keeps us busy and yet the one constant, the positive, is that trials tend to bring us closer together. Since your cancer their isn't a day your not in my thoughts or prayers. I think of Terri all the time too and wonder how things are for her. I have a chance to serve. And by doing so it makes me love you and others more. That's a cool thing. God must have made friends so that we'd have people to intensify our happy times and lift us in sad times. I mean could you imagine going through this without friends. No way! Here is another thing you can do in bed :) -- get your laptop and go to www.gothighlights.com and then hit HS Video highlights, go to Oct 15, go to LonePeak vs Timpview and watch number 19 (Eric) have 8 catches and 100 yds. It's awesome!!! I love you and get rid of that stupid fever would ya! Love Bridgette

Anonymous said...

I miss the blog and I worry. I know a patient without answers is horrible. But I think getting that frustration out on to the airwaves may help you. We know you as a fighter and as real person with fear and questions. Write when you can. We all care about you and want to hear from you.

davedoc

drjbreiner said...

elyse, this is a very hard road and i don't think anyone expects that there will always be good news. only that you realize whether you hear from us or not, all of us in your past and present, are with you through it all. sending strength, courage, prayers and love your way, jeri

Bruce said...

Hang in there chief. A bunch of us are riding for you on Sunday in the Camp Twin Lakes Spin 4 Kids so dont let all the good Karma knock you down on Sunday AM. I have also sponsored a rider in the Nov ride accross Israel in your honour. The Karma will lift you up and make you feel much better...You shall see.

Moe said...

Thinkin about you either way.