This past week was a week from the pit of you-all-nowhere. That was for sure.
In the midst of the US going through some horrendous natural disasters, last Tuesday, I had a colonoscopy and an endoscopy.
For several months now, I've been experiencing severe abdominal pain. Salad, rice, pastas, and cereals cause what feels like an atomic explosion in my tummy and intestines. It is excruciating and embarrassing to say the least. Bombs are noisy, you know.
My body has lost a lot of mass as well. Clothing hangs on me. I thank God for my wide hips. If it weren't for them, my jeans and skirts would slide off.
Anyway, while I was sleeping off the nappy-time-drugs the doctor gave to me for his scoping purposes, he told the Sweetman I had the bowels of an 85 year old woman and a twisted one at that. He also took 4 biopsies from 4 different suspicious looking spots on or in my stomach...something like that.
Sweetman has diagnosed me a mess.
This Thursday, I get the doctors final and official diagnosis of what the big picture is.
Personally, I think I picked up a bacteria back in Europe, which causes ulcers, which causes digestion issues, which can cause a twisted bowel. I did my research already.
To top it off, McFee some how kidnapped my computer. Every few seconds the doggone thing would pop a message on my screen that I needed to buy their software. It held my Windows Firewall Defender hostage for days, screwing up almost everything I tried to do on my computer...especially my internet. I didn't get to half the blogs I followed this past week either. Every time I went on, I'd lose connection.
Finally, I figured out how to uninstall it. But when I did, my computer shut off to download a bunch of stuff. I thought it was from Windows. Boy, was I wrong!
After this, pop-ups would appear once I got on-line. Every blog or site I visited this past week had them, including mine, making it utterly impossible to read anything on-line. I couldn't even post a post to my blog via computer.
So I had to go in and uninstall any apps downloaded on the same day I got rid of McFee. I really believe they sabotaged my computer. Greedy bleepers!
My daughter suggested I install Adblocker. So I did.
Right now, I am pop-up free. But now my iPhone is acting strange. I'm losing my internet connection on that. If it isn't one thing its another.
As for my writing, I'm slugging along. I'm beginning to believe I'm the slowest writer ever. My goal was to have Killer Stilettos out by December 2013. But of course that has come and gone. While I work on its rewrites, I'm drafting other stories. And I still need to publish Samah Ronit. Eventually, it will be out there for FREE indefinitely. Its a short one.
Here's the cover I've been working on:
What would you do if you were a pregnant sixteen year old being forced to have an abortion against your will?
Annabelle is at odds with her mother's forcefulness to get rid of the blob she has inside her. If not, it could ruin her father's reputation along with her mother's.
Will Annabelle be able to save her baby and her parents' reputations?
Any suggestions on either the blurb or the cover, would be greatly appreciated.
How did your last week go?
I hope everyone has a happy Monday. And I pray all goes well for everyone in the US this week.
Hugs and chocolate!