I have systemic lupus, and while most people are able to live reasonably normal lives with proper medication, my life has been a regular struggle for some time despite appropriate medical treatment. Just recently, I’ve begun to suffer swelling in the nerves and blood vessels behind my eyes, which has resulted in a blind spot in my left eye. While I can still see, it is very distracting and makes it difficult for me to read. Because of this, I must slow the number of books I read for review, and I will not be accepting any further works until further notice.
Moreover, I’m having great difficulty viewing the computer screen, which means I will have to reduce my writing until my sight improves. I will still interact via e-mail and social networking, but it will be at a limited basis. I have handed over my Twitter and Linked In accounts to my husband, who will ensure I receive all messages—and all responses will be mine, if by proxy.
My condition should improve, but it might take several weeks and could recur at any time. During that time, I appreciate your patience and support.