The Weekly Recap: I Have Died and Become Air Line Tubing (Week of 5/21/17)

Happy Sunday! I'm linking up to The Sunday Post, hosted by The Caffienated Book Reviewer; Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga's Reviews; and Book Photo Sundays, hosted by Rabbit Ears Book Blog.

Never fear, my beautiful cupcakes, for I only have returned! Did you miss me? Did you think I was dead? I felt dead, and I sort of look dead, but my lungs and heart are still functioning. So, this will be a long Weekly Recap so that I can update you all on where I have been the past few weeks. Ready? 

So, I left off with the side effects, and things got worse from there. I started having trouble eating again, and I would end up in a lot of pain, and would become super nauseous if I tried to eat, swallow, or drink anything. I went to my GI, she felt my stomach, and then gave me some medicine, and told me to come back the next week. I was able to eat again with just a little bit of pain! Bad news, I have another ulcer. And my stomach is inflamed again. Oh, and because of this I missed my infusions, resulting in my being a week late on that. That caused even more pain (gut and joints), and, you could say that the past few weeks have fucking sucked with a capital FUCK. 

And during that whole fiasco I had finals. Good news though, I passed them all. I didn't get wonderful scores, but I wasn't expecting to do all that wonderful with how I was feeling. But, because I did really well on everything before them, I ended up finishing the year with all "A"s. Not bad at all. 

Oh, and I had two more deaths in my little Betta family. Mouse, who was my oldest, died of old age; Sammy, my little baby, found a way to jump out of his tank, even with a lid on. Sammy was the hardest because I got him as a baby and raised him up. I was actually there when he jumped because I wasn't feeling well enough to make it into class. It was especially hard because I saw him jump, but I couldn't find him. I took around 45 minuets, and he was still alive. I did everything I could for him, but he died a couple days later. Then Skylend got Velvet. I am happy to say that Skylend is doing my better, and is being moved to a new tank later tonight.

Wow, that was super depressing. I'm sorry guys! It's been a bad couple of weeks. So, onto happy news. I currently have a 10 gallon tank cycling for a group of fancy guppies, and I'm setting up another ten gallon tank for a shrimp colony! I also have two empty Betta tanks, but I don't think that I'm going to fill them right away. I think that I'm going to wait a little bit until my health has fully stabilized. Maybe I'll make them cycling tanks. I have been wanting to replace my filters...

I missed quite a few blog tours and review deadlines because of my health, so I have emailed publishers and authors explaining everything. So, expect reviews and blog tours this week! And here's how I see it. If a publisher or author, or whoever is mad that you didn't get something posted because you were having health problems, then fuck them. Your health is more important that getting something posted on a certain date, and don't let anybody tell you otherwise.

Okay guys, I'll stop boring you. :) I hope that you have a good week, and for goodness sakes, stay healthy! 

Slasher Girls & Monster BoysCarry On

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  1. Sorry to hear about the health issues! Sounds like it's been pretty rough but hopefully you are feeling better. And also about the fish- sorry to hear that. :( Hopefully the guppies and shrimp do well!

    Ooh Carry On!

    1. Ya, I'm hoping that they do okay as well. I'm actually looking into upgrading my Betta's tanks in the future, so I guess that's exciting as well. :)

  2. Aww sorry to hear about your health! So glad you're back and hope you feel better! Happy blogging and reading now that you're back!
    Priyanka @ A Booklion's Hideaway

  3. You've been through the mill! Well done on passing all your exams, despite feeling so bad, that's a huge achievement. And you are dead right about not worrying about blogging timelines. A hobby is never worth stressing about.

  4. Blogger ate my comnent, so I'll make this one short... I am sorry your health has been rubbish, but happy to hear things are looking up! Have a wonderful and HEALTHY new week. :)


    1. Wait, what? Somehow it ate my comment, and left only the link!
      Trying again... What a depressing week :( I hope this week goes better. I've also had a toughish week, health-wise. Meh, right!

    2. I know! But, some weeks will be like that.

  6. Sorry to hear you have been ill hope you are fully on the mend mow. Enjoy all your books and have a fantastic week.

  7. Glad to hear that you passed all the finals. Yay for the straight As. So happy for you. I hope you're getting better, Anna. Sorry about Mouse and Sammy. Enjoy your books and have a wonderful week. :)

  8. I can relate to feeling matter what causes it, we are never more aware of our vulnerability than when we are sick.

    Hope it all improves for you.

    Congrats on your finals, though! Enjoy the break.

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

    1. That is very true. I hope that you had a good week. :)

  9. So sorry to hear you have been so sick! That is terrible. Hopefully you are back on the path of healing. And way to go with your finals-to be sick and still be successful in school is a huge accomplishment you should be proud of!

  10. Sorry to hear about your health. I hope you get better soon!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays!

  11. Sorry you've been feeling poorly, and kudos to getting all A's even while feeling so poorly. Get well soon. And those pics are excellent!

    My Sunday Post

  12. Oh no,I really hope next week is better for you. Love the Instagram pics!

  13. Yes... since you asked I DID miss you and am so pleased to see your blog post pop up in my Inbox:)). So very sorry to hear of your health issues and glad you're back. Huge congratulations on passing your Finals - and with such an impressive grade, too. I hope the worst is now behind you and you are feeling a lot better. Take care:).

  14. I'm so sorry about your bettas. We have fish, too, and it's hard when one is no longer there. :(

  15. Oh no I'm so sorry about the health issues :( That's awful.
    But I'm glad you passed your finals, and I hope this week is a wonderful one with lots of reading ahead :)
    Love the IG pics!

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words


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