I was in a coma for a few days, lapsing into it a day or so after my last post. I don't remember any of this, of course, being in the coma, but I guess I was pretty close to not making it for awhile there. But I did, and life is very, very different now in pretty much every possible way. Anyway, it turns out that I have Type I diabetes and apparently have had it since about August. I was in the hospital for about 10 days and during recovery I pretty much lost my eyesight completely making reading and writing impossible.
Happily everything is more or less under control now. Of course I now have to give myself 4 shots a day and I have to be on an extremely strict diet - yes, I'm now a vegan diabetic. The only thing I could do to restrict my diet more is to become Jewish and keep Kosher. Ha ha. The shot thing was extremely difficult for me as I had been known to literally pass out in movies with any type of syringe involvement. But now I can say that I have pretty much overcome one of my biggest phobias and can now fairly easily do things like get immunizations for travel and flu shots and things like this which I never could before.
Aside from medical stuff, I have a few other pieces of news: I got engaged over Christmas, and I got into one of my law schools with a merit scholarship! Yay on both counts :-) Also, J and I will now be staying together which makes us both very happy, but a little anxious about our respective academic careers. The next few months should be very interesting as we work all of this out.
Okay, so I'm happy to be back in the blogosphere and now I'm off to do some commenting.
Happy New Year!
"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion."
-- The Dalai Lama
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