If you’ve ever seen Beneath the Planet of the Apes, you’ll be able to appreciate what I’m about to say. In that movie, there are a group of mutants who appear to be perfectly normal humans on the outside. However, when they approach a nuclear bomb that they worship, they remove their masks to reveal their horribly scarred skin beneath.
As it turns out, living in the aftermath of a nuclear war and in close proximity to a nuclear warhead doesn’t do your skin any favors.
Thankfully, I do not have radiation poisoning or anything like that. But I am recovering from a pretty severe case of Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease. I got sores all over my hands, and then my skin hardened to the point that it felt like I was wearing gloves all the time. And now that layer of glove-like skin is peeling off a little at a time.
What it’s revealing doesn’t look terribly appealing. The skin underneath looks raw and covered in red spots. Instead of the dead feeling I used to have, the parts that have peeled to reveal the skin underneath are quite painful. Having a lot of pain in my hands and fingers is not exactly conducive to my job as a writer. After all, I need to strike keys to make words appear on the screen. Suddenly that is easier said than done.
I apologize for not being able to do a better job these past few weeks. I’ve experienced an extraordinary amount of pain, which refuses to die down completely. There are plenty more things I want to share in the future. But I must forbear for now. Thank you for your patience with me during this trial.
This is the Deja Reviewer bidding you farewell until we meet again.
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