Go ahead. Keep it up, push through the stress. Multi-task. Take lots of vitamins and such, eat pretty healthy.
Oh, it might take years, decades even, but drop one day you will, quite possibly into the waiting arms of mainstream healthcare and lots of drugs. Being of the all-natural persuasion, you object at first (until you need a painkiller).
If you’re lucky it will be in a facility like Ascension Seton at Dell’s UT Center, with great doctors and tech – and a dedicated and hardworking crew of nurses. They keep things running, and are really the ones in charge, sooo..
A shout-out to: Faith, Patrick, and almost-doctor Taylor.
And Michelle, Amber, Anna, Phylicity, Missy, Angela from Barbados, and Chuck (who I always called Paul) and everyone else who made the unbearable bearable.
Shout outs, too for my love, Karen Riviere Hayden, who soloed teaching her first Reiki class when I couldn’t do it and whose left brain kept the magazine going, and also to art director Pun Nio and Bennie at American Printing.
Next time you need help, look around. It’s there.