Medical Time-Out

Medical Time-Out

Medical Time-Out

With my deepest apologies to everyone who is waiting for me to produce various lessons, stories, and training, I am in the middle of a medical situation, and am going to be absolutely unavailable until at least next Monday (June 22).

I may need to be offline longer than that.

Dan is covering the help desk for me until I can get back.

This is unlikely to be time where I’ll be getting any productive work done, so everything just got delayed.

I’ll update you when I am once again online.

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43 comments… add one
  • Connie Jun 25, 2015 @ 8:53

    Take care of yourself first. As in airplanes, if you do not put yourself first, those who depend on you simply won’t make it.

    • Holly Jun 25, 2015 @ 11:36

      That’s actually the exact paradigm I use. 😀 The Airplane Model of Survival

  • Jenny Jun 25, 2015 @ 1:43

    Take care Holly. Best wishes for a quick recovery.

  • Anne BB Jun 24, 2015 @ 12:55

    I’ll send prayers, good wishes, healing spells, etc.! I’m in a similar situation and I know the toll work takes on your health and your ill health takes on your work. No one of value would think less of you or be truly upset by delay from illness. Be well. We’ll wait.

  • Niche Jun 24, 2015 @ 11:29

    Uggh, health issues take everything and turn your life upside down. Pare away, and adapt. No one rational takes to writing as a get rich quick scheme, so we’re all in it for the long haul with you. Take care and schedule down time for yourself.

  • Donna Jun 24, 2015 @ 3:38

    Sorry to hear that you are ill and hope you are well soon.

  • Jessica Vivien Jun 23, 2015 @ 17:21

    Having just been through the 18month trauma of breast cancer (diagnosis, surgery, chemo and then recovering “me” from the brainlessness of chemo brain), I feel deeply for you having to plunge into dealing with a medical issue and put the rest of your life on hold. Medical science is making great life-saving advances. And we are all with you, wishing you well, hoping that the rest of this medical detour will be gentle on you and have profound value as well as a brilliant outcome: as a writer you know all the bad stuff is grist for the next story. Hugs and best wishes

  • Holly Jun 23, 2015 @ 9:38

    Thanks to everyone who posted good wishes. I am very grateful, and also grateful that the outcome was much, much better than I’d dared to hope.

    • Lynda Miller Jun 24, 2015 @ 10:42

      We thank God for taking care of you.

      So glad it was not cancer.

      Lynda M.

    • Karen Giuseppe Jun 24, 2015 @ 19:39

      Glad to hear good news about the outcome and hope you are feeling better.

  • Lana Jun 22, 2015 @ 15:59

    I hope you’re feeling better soon! Take as long as you need; we’ll wait. 🙂

  • Joel Jun 22, 2015 @ 14:11

    I hope you get better very soon!

  • Linda Jun 22, 2015 @ 12:38

    I hope all is well, but I agree with the others – health (yours and those close to you) takes precedence.

  • Grace V. Robinette Jun 22, 2015 @ 5:34

    Take the effort to rest, look after yourself. You can’t give to us if you don’t give to yourself first. Sending healing your way.

  • Cheryl Brown Jun 20, 2015 @ 17:57

    I’m sorry to hear that, Holly. Think about getting better and being well. Concentrate on yourself and don’t work too hard. At the end of the day your health is the most important thing you can have. We love you and we’ll wait. Sending you good thoughts…

  • Margaret Jun 20, 2015 @ 16:53

    Oh, no. Hope it’s over and done with soon. Medical stuff is rarely fun.

  • Eva Jun 20, 2015 @ 1:46

    Hope you feel better soon. Take care.

  • Ramble Jun 19, 2015 @ 19:22

    Medical stuff should always take precedence! Sending the good thoughts your way and hope everything resolves soon!

  • Sarie Clements Jun 19, 2015 @ 18:50

    Hi Holly
    Just to add my best wishes along with everyone else.
    take care.

  • Eva Jun 19, 2015 @ 14:46

    Sorry to hear this. *sending hugs* Thinking of you!

  • Stephanie Jun 18, 2015 @ 23:42

    Take care and get well soon.

  • Claudette Jun 18, 2015 @ 17:02

    You need to care for yourself and family first, Holly. No guilt, no explanations. That’s just how it is. Sending positive thoughts your way for a speedy recovery and energizing healthy return.

  • JT Jun 18, 2015 @ 10:24

    Health must come first always, as I am also in the middle of re-learning. All the best for your recovery.

  • Stavroula Jun 18, 2015 @ 7:51

    I hope you’ll get well soon, Holly. Take it easy.
    Wishing you a strong recovery.

  • Marie-Claire Allington Jun 18, 2015 @ 7:34

    Get better soon. Love MC

  • Texanne Jun 18, 2015 @ 7:08

    Life, as they say, intervenes, which is why we get such a kick out of our DayTimers. 😉 I hope you and your loved ones are back on your roller skates PDQ!– :)TX

  • Tammy Jun 18, 2015 @ 5:33

    Absolutely what everyone else has said!
    Take care of yourself.
    Best wishes for a complete and speedy recovery!

  • Nelly Micholt Jun 18, 2015 @ 0:48

    Dear Holly,
    Take care of yourself and do not start working too early, plese give yourself all the time off you need. We will survive. Send you good healing energy

  • Jennifer Jun 17, 2015 @ 19:34

    Take care of yourself first, Holly, and don’t worry about anything else. There’s nothing that won’t keep until you get back. Sending healthy thoughts your way.

    Oh, and Dan was a bit confused by the tickets you’d asked the RMW beta testers to submit. I emailed him back letting him know what that was going on with all those (seemingly nonsensical) tickets he was getting and told him you’d probably deal with that particular issue when you were feeling better.

    • Holly Lisle Jun 23, 2015 @ 8:24


      I’m back, and that’s where I’m heading in a minute.

  • Sallie Jun 17, 2015 @ 19:15

    Take care of you! Hope it isn’t anything serious! <3

  • Kim Iverson Jun 17, 2015 @ 14:56

    I second and third and hundreth. Take care of yourself first. This seems to be the season for it.

  • Kyralae Jun 17, 2015 @ 13:58

    Take care of you first. We will wait and work on other things you have given us to fill our time. Rest and do whatever is necessary to get back on your feet.

  • Roger lawrence Jun 17, 2015 @ 13:52

    Get yourself better first. We’ll all be here when you’re ready.

  • Amy Keeley Jun 17, 2015 @ 13:40

    I hope things get better very soon. As others have said, take care of yourself. Stay positive. Looking forward to your return.

  • Deb Salisbury Jun 17, 2015 @ 12:49

    Hugs, Holly. Wishing everyone involved a speedy recovery.

  • Lady Q Jun 17, 2015 @ 12:46

    Oh no! Take care of yourself, and be well.

  • Paula Jun 17, 2015 @ 11:55

    Wishing you well!

  • Stacey Riley Jun 17, 2015 @ 10:57

    I hope you feel better soon.

  • Melinda Primrose Jun 17, 2015 @ 10:48

    Hope it’s nothing too serious! Take care of yourself!

  • Klynn Jun 17, 2015 @ 10:43

    Get well soon–or in as much time as you need. **sends home remedy of dubious medical value and lots of good wishes**

  • Amy Jun 17, 2015 @ 10:31

    Take care of yourself and be well.

  • Hannetjie Joubert Jun 17, 2015 @ 10:02

    I’m sorry to hear that! I’ll be thinking of you!!!!!

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