Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Hey all,

I know you have a lot of questions and some of you are mad and worried that I haven't said anything until now, but there is a reason for that.

Fall rolled around, which is basically preparation for our busiest season of the year at work (Thanksgiving and Christmas).  At first I stepped back from the blog because work was picking up, and frankly, I was exhausted by the time I got home and didn't feel like writing.  But come late October when my wrist popped, making a very audible sound, followed by immense pain that sent me to the hospital immediately, writing was like the absolute furthest thing from my mind.

Turns out Carpal Tunnel caught up with me.  In the back of my mind I knew I had early symptoms and would eventually have to have the surgery.  Some of my fingers would fall asleep while at work, which wasn't anything new because of nerve damage I have in my pinkie from a previous injury.  But now an entire side of my hand would just go numb, and shaking it out to wake it up felt like pins and needles stabbing me repeatedly.

Yes, it was partly my fault for not alerting my doctor to this earlier (so take this as a warning if you're doing the same with your physician) and I should have been taking precautions other than doing exercises I found online and hoping for the best.  So when I found out that not only would I need immediate surgery on one hand, but two, because of the stress I'd caused my right hand from relieving the left of it's duties over time, I was kind of upset to say the least.

My doctor told me writing was out of the question and that I'd be off work for about a week.

Okay.  No big deal.  Right?

Wrong.  I have the surgeries back to back.  I wear the ugly braces on my wrists.  I get back to work for about three days, taking it easy with clients and giving myself more time, before a massive storm rolls through town, bringing with it snow demons and the icy breath of the devil himself.  Everyone was told to stay inside.  My boss shut down the salon.  And all I wanted was orange juice.  Because on top of everything else, I'd come down with the flu and orange juice was the only thing keeping me from spontaneously exploding.

So my stupid ass bundled up before the worst of the storm hit and ventured out to visit the grocery store LESS THAN TWO BLOCKS AWAY.

Needless to say I never made it out of the driveway.  I slipped on ice and went down, using my hands to catch myself instead of my face.  You want to talk about pain?  I'd had the surgery less than two weeks prior.  I was still healing, barely healed in fact because of the intensive damage I'd done to myself, and then...to conclude all of the drama by hurting all the work done to me for a stupid bottle of orange juice?

Yep.  Just my luck.

And now I have to wear what my doctor is calling "The Chastity Braces of Doom" because he's evil like that.  I can only take them off to shower and typing this out took like three hours because of how they get in my way, and because I'm down to plucking at keys like my grandmother without her glasses.

It's torture, but it's reality, and hence my absence from the blog or any social media.  Pinterest is about all I can do because my phone has a stylus and I can tap with ease without the braces chaffing.  So I'm sorry if I'm not around or if you were concerned.  And no, I can't promise you any updates right now or promise you anything really.  I have no idea how long it will take for me to get my stride back and type more than half a page before it hurts.  And I'm sorry, because this all totally sucks, for you and for me.

But I thank you for your love and for being worried about me.  Just know I care about you guys as much as you care about me.  Thank you so much.

Love,

Night

89 comments:

  1. I am sorry for your pain but I am so glad to know that you are still around and kicking. All happy thoughts and positive energy are being sped your way. I miss your stories and updates but knowing you are healing makes the wait worth it. Please take care and drink more water cause you can get that from the sink inside your house.

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  2. Happy to hear from you but sucks that you're in so much pain. I only got surgery on one hand and it totally sucked, and then falling on both-yikes! Take care of yourself and hope you have a speedy recovery because I totally miss your stories!

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  3. Oh Night! Sorry you are hurting. Very glad you're alive and kicking though! Sounds like kickin is about all you can do! ;) Feel better Miss Night!! Thank you for letting us know that the aliens didn't abduct you through the hole in your roof! Lmao! One down...now if we can just find out if Gweall is ok too...been MIA even longer than you...miss ya!!!
    Scottie

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  4. It's great to hear from you, though I am sorry you're in so much pain. Take care, girl!

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  5. I was worried so it's definitely great to hear from you. Yikes! When you do something, you sure do it big, I broke my left wrist years ago and that was a pain. I can't imagine how difficult it must be with both hands out of commission. Take care of yourself and I'm sending healing vibes your way.

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  6. It's great to hear from you. I have Carpal Tunnel too and it sucks when both of your hands want to go to sleep. I hope everything works out after your surgery.

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  7. OMGish what an ordeal you've been through. You just get better and will be waiting for the next update on how you are doing.

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  8. Thank you for updating!! I am a nail technician as well, and I cannot imagine being without one, let alone both hands. Take good care of yourself and rest.
    Lib

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  9. You have indeed been through hell. Rest and let everything heal. As to your writing, we will all be here waiting and, in the meantime, I am comforted by the thought that maybe some diabolical stories or plot twists might cross your mind. Feel better and thank you for letting us know.

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  10. Thank God you're okay. That's all that matters. *hugs*
    ~M

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  11. We're glad to hear you're still alive but, OMG that sounds awful! We'll keep wishing for a speedy recovery and tell you to not leave the house...

    **hug** (carefully)

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  12. YAY!!! I thought I would never hear from you ever again. That made me really sad, but I kept checking and checking and checking and when I saw this post... I AM SO FREAKING HAPPY NOW!!! YOU ARE ALIVE!!!! I am sad about what happened to you though :( Just promise me, no more leaving the house for orange juice again in the freaking winter!!

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  13. I'm sorry about everything that's happened the past few months but I'm glad to you're alive. You had me worried. Wishing you a speedy recovery. And for goodness sake we'll mail you some orange juice just stay in the house :)

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  14. Just take care of yourself! We missed you but I'm sure we can wait until you're mended again. Keep up the important work and then you can get back to the other stuff! Like writing for rabid fans. ;)

    wondermonkee

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  15. Oh my lands am I glad you are ok! Prayers and wishes for healing.

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  16. SHE'S ALIVE1! :o) :o). So happy you're healing, but so sorry for all of your pain! Bad orange juice!! Take care of yourself first and foremost ALWAYS! we will be here when you are ready and HEALTHY. :o) Luv yas :o)

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  17. I am sorry about the hands, and I am talking to my doctor about this because I get the numbness in two of my fingers. Also, they get stuck and don't work right. Thanks for the warning and I am just happy that you are okay more or less.

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  18. Glad to know you're ok :) sending good vibes your way, get better soon! ^_^

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  19. Oh my goodness! That sucks. I was worried about you and I'm glad that you resurfaced but so sad to hear of your pain and troubles. I hope you heal well and easily and are backing to doing whatever you darn well please very soon.

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  20. Awww...I don't know what to say because you are in a sucky situation and sometimes when something sucks, it just sucks! I'm glad you are okay (even if you do have to wear the chastity braces of doom). Sending warm hugs, well wishes and prayers for a speedy recovery your way. Do what the doc says and take it easy...we'll be here for your triumphant return. Maybe this experience will be fodder for another story one day. ;-)
    Chelle

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  21. Seriously I think we are all just ecstatic that you are not dead in a ditch somewhere. Your writing is amazing and it should be obvious that we would wait (rather impatiently) for you to recover. I'm sending you all my happy thoughts, and hoping that no more devil weather comes your way
    -Kat

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  22. Glad to hear from you Night,
    We have no problem waiting to read more stuff. Wishing you the best recovery, that's what matters most.
    :)

    Mik

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  23. Wow, that is some seriously bad luck! Sorry to hear you're in pain hun, hope you get better soon! Sending lots of good vibes your way ~~~~~~~~~~> :)

    Hugs
    - Faolin

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  24. Nice to hear from you. Hope you get well soon.
    @Scottie: Gweall is posting his pessimist romance story on literotica right now. He seems to be well.

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  25. Sweet baby Jesus, she lives! I was getting seriously worried about you, girl. So sorry to hear about the carpal tunnel, the surgeries, the flu, the injuries, and the bracers of doom. Please, please take care of yourself and try to get better. I don't like snow. I'd hate to have to fly or drive up there just to kick your butt :D

    *hugs and love*
    Elaina/Maz

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  26. Ahhh, sweet one! I'm so thankful to know that you're surviving Real Life's evil plot to keep a lady down. Thank you for letting us know what's been going on...as avid of a fan as I am, I don't want you to think for a second that worrying about your story updates (as much as I love them) would ever usurp my concern for you as a person and a friend. I'm very sorry to hear of your hellish existence the last little while, and am sending lots of happy karma bunnies your way. Love and hugs, and speedy recovery wishes!

    P. S. That being said, I'm totally expecting to see "The Chastity Braces of Doom" make a debut in one of your upcoming story lines...such a stroke of brilliance totally deserves to be utilized =P Huggles!

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  27. Just take care of your self and get better! We'll all be here when you do and appreciate your stories more. I hope you get better soon and the surgeries were a success!

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  28. Just take care of your self and get better! We'll all be here when you do and appreciate your stories more. I hope you get better soon and the surgeries were a success!

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  29. sorry to hear that things havent been going well for you. hopefully they get better soon. *hugs*

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  30. Glad you are ok and I wish you a speedy recovery!

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  31. Its sooooo good to see an update , I was worried we would never read any more of your great stories.
    I hope your spirits are up even though you are having a bad run of it. I wish you a speedy full recovery and stay away from the snow.

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  32. Hope you feel better soon. I know when I couldnt type, I really enjoyed using Dragon Natural Speaking software to type out what I was saying, when it was essential to get something written. Again, hope you feel better soon.

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  33. Oh Night honey!! I'm soo glad to hear that you are still alive even though my heart breaks from all the stuff you are going through. You have a very loving and patient fan base here and we are all hoping you get to feeling better! I know these winter storms are killing me. I'm a southern girl kinda like you and I have 8in of snow in my front yard. Even though it's all fluffy and white it's still miserable and I am sooo ready for spring and summer to finally get their asses here already. So hunker down stay nice and toasty warm and I hope you get to feeling better! Thanks for the update so at least we all know why you've gone MIA. Hope you feel better!

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  34. Hope you get fighting fit soon, or atleast your hands. Sorry about the pain. Mwah!

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  35. Hope all is well. Even if you can't write stories, miss your sense of humor & views of the world at large. Take care of yourself.

    -Chelle

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  36. Hey girl hope you are healing nicely and that you are not stressing. Love you lots. Mwah! Chopejem

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  37. I can't believe I've only just seen this post!!!

    I'm so sorry your in so much pain, I am waiting for my carpel tunnel surgery and I'm not looking forward to not being able to write.

    Please take care of yourself and I hope that if you don't already feel better then you will very soon.

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  38. Hope you are healing well and dreaming up new worlds and characters to share with us.
    Impatiently awaiting your imminent return,
    -Kat

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  39. real glad you're okay :)
    please make a full and speedy recovery we missed you dearly.

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  40. Miss you hope u recover soon night can't wait till ur blog is my life again ahahaz

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  41. It's been a long time. I still check your blog hoping to heard from you again. Hope all is well.

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  42. *sigh* I feel that I lost another favorite writer to the world of something else. Oh well, I hope all is well!!

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  43. Hi Night, I hope you are healing well. Are you ever going to come back?

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  44. just popping over to hope you're healing and getting stronger every day. Just want to let you know you are missed! Take care :-)

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  45. Hey Night...
    So sorry things are tough right now.
    Maybe once in a while Dan could post an update for you ?? We all love you and worry and wonder as the months go by without any word from you....
    Lots of love and hope things are improving for you!!

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  46. Dear nighttempest,we haven't heard from you in a long while. Are you doing alright. I was wondering if maybe you moved to another website or blog? I hope you are doing better. I really want to know how your book is comming together.
    Your loyal fan.
    Thanks u

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  47. Miss u been checking in for updates hope ur doing well :'(

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  48. Hey I hope all is still well with you. Hope you and your family have an awesome month and year.
    Mwah!
    Chopejem

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  49. I was hoping that Halloween would bring you out of this extended hiatus. I am sad that you are not sharing your writing, but hopefully you are taking the time you need to heal.
    I remain your impatient yet faithful fan,
    -Kat

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  50. Hey Night!

    Just checking in. Hope your feeling better. I find myself checking your blog once a week to see if you've posted anything. Hows the book coming? Drop us a line and let us know how you're doing we all miss you and remain faithful.

    Have a great Thanksgiving, a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!

    Looking forward to reading more of your stories, new and old.

    Krystin

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  51. Hey Night,
    Hope your feeling better and things are going great.
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    :)

    Mik

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  52. Happy Thanksgiving! Hope all is progressing wonderfully for you. just want to let you know you're thought of often and wished the best. :-)

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  53. Hi, I hope you're doing well. I just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas and let you know that I'm still thinking of you.

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  54. Hey Night. Just popped by the blog to see how things are. I hope things are getting better for you. Wishing you and yours a very happy Christmas x

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  55. All I want for Christmas is to hear from you. Just want to know that you are alive and well. -Kat

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  56. Checking in Night, Hope you're getting yourself right and have had a great christmas time so far :) Take it steady and do what you're told even if it slows you down :) Tortoise and the hare and all that :) HAPPY 2016!! Miss you and your stories! Gemma xxx

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  57. happy new year! Here's hoping you're feeling better and continuing to heal. think of you always take care of yourself hugs

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  58. I check everyday hoping for just a word that you are doing better
    I am sending love and healing thoughts and prayers daily
    Miss you terribly
    That doesn't sound stalkerish at all
    Right?
    Much love

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  59. I am sorry for what you are going through and hope this message find you well. I love your story so much and hoping that you can update. Please don't take this the wrong way, but I love to read more of your story. There program that can do the typing for you like Dragon. All you have to do is talk to it. I wouldn't mind "donating" it to you since its would be for the greater goods. Lol. Hope everything works out for you.

    PS. Please upload 1&2 of Dan & Rowe. I know I am being selfish. But I love your story line and am not sure if I can live without ;)

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  60. Hey Night. Hope everything is okay. I keep checking back to see if you've updated. You're a great writer and I can't wait to read new stuff from you

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  61. Just checking in Night. Hope things are getting better and your having a great 2016 so far. :)

    Hk47Mik

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  62. Hey Night just checking in, hope you are healing well girl, take it easy. Missing your comments and your stories.

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  63. just wanted to drop by and say hi and hope you're healing well and feeling much better. Also I just had a wonderful trip to Shermin Heights again. love that place and all of the quickies :-) take care of yourself and heal well.

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  64. Missing your presence. Wishing we had other ways to contact you. Mostly to beg for new stories, but also because I miss "hearing" from you. You were this spunky, intelligent, ecchi voice that let me into these amazing worlds where I felt completely at home, and now you're gone. I hope doesn't mean that you have stopped writing. Even if you are not sharing with us, even if life is crazy busy and it's only a few sentences, I just hope that you're taking the time and writing for yourself. I have no idea what is going on in your life or what took you away from your fans and these stories, but I miss you.
    Impatiently waiting, but ever the faithful fan,

    - Kat

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  65. Can't wait for you to come back!
    Mood:excited

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  66. I hope you are healed and loving life. Just re-read Yes, Master. Needed a fix.. and like every junkie, it wasn't ENOUGH!!

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  67. Hay night loyal reader here been dropping in over the last couple years to see if uve come back plz come back.

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  68. Hay night loyal reader here been dropping in over the last couple years to see if uve come back plz come back.

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  69. Just dropping in to see if you have returned. Hope all is well and that you are still here with us. Much love.

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  70. I think i could wait forever night but forever is starting to get sadder and sadder i hope all is well i miss u :( i miss my characters :(

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  71. I miss you and the worlds you created that I could escape into.
    I hope you come back.

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  72. Hope you're okay. You're an amazing writer and we miss you. :)

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  73. Please come back!!!!!! You are extremely missed!!!! Miss all my vampire lovelies!!!Hope you are doing great and have healed 100℅℅

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  74. I guess this blog is dead now right? I feel like night isn't gonna post anymore. I give up on checking.

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    1. I know what you mean I've tried contacting her through Facebook and no response....whatever is going on in her life I hope that she is doing well and is happy
      :'(

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  75. Please. Are you okay? Its been a while since we heard from you? Even a blog post. You are an amazing individual who has managed to captivate many peoples hearts with your stories and general humour.

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  76. Hey, Night
    Just hoping for a little update. Wondering if you're okay and how the book venture is coming along. :)

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  77. Is she OK, any news anyone?

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  78. Hoping all is well. You're missed, for yourself as much as for your stories. X

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  79. Has anyone heard anything at all? I really hope life is going well for her but I worry.

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    1. The lack of response is pretty sad I just wanna know if shes ever coming back and if not lett mee knowwww put me out of my misseryyyy its litterally been years i followed u from literotica onto blogspot got ur twitter and everythang girl whereee arttt thooou romeooo

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  80. Checking in Night. Hope you are having a great 2017. :)

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