Back To Normal

 Posted by at 12:23 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 252019

Things seem to be getting back to normal around here. Monday I was pretty much lost in a daze caused by the anesthetic and pain meds I was given at the hospital. But I woke up clear-headed on Tuesday and ready to get some work done.

When I left the hospital, the doctor gave me a prescription for Tramadol for pain management and said I would probably need it for two or three days. I took one of them that afternoon when we got home and then another one before bedtime. But when I woke up yesterday I didn’t have any real discomfort, aside from the constant back pain and headache that I’ve been living with all along, so I didn’t take any more of it. Over the years the VA has given me enough opiates to keep a platoon of junkies happy for a week or two, if not longer. I think they may be one of the biggest drug pushers in the country. It’s like, “here, we can’t fix your problem, but we can pump you full of narcotics.” Thanks, but no thanks.

I spent part of the day answering emails that had backed up, then checked in with some of the online writing groups I belong to on Facebook, as well as deleting a few spam posts on the Living the RV Dream Sales and Swaps group, which I help manage. It’s amazing that people agree to follow the rules, which include a restriction to only private parties buying and selling RVs and RV related accessories, then immediately post ads for yard sales, pets, and all kinds of stuff like that, or else are RV sales people trying to lure in business.

With that out of the way, I wrote the cover blurb for Dead Romeos and put the finishing touches on my authors newsletter so that as soon as the new book is live all I have to do is insert the links to Amazon and it’s ready to send out. I also called my third proofreader, who told me she is more than halfway through.

Speaking (or actually, writing) of books, my friend Cameron Lowe’s touching story about mental illness, friendship, love and letting go, Fundamental Obsession, is free today and tomorrow on Amazon. It is a book that will make you cry, make you laugh, and make you want to call those best friends you haven’t spoken to in years. If you are not familiar with Cam’s work, they include quirky romances like Forever and Farewell and A Shot at Us, as well as the popular Rankin Flats supernatural thrillers set in Montana. Check them out, I think you’ll enjoy them.

Thought For The Day – You cannot call yourself peaceful unless you are capable of great violence. If you are not capable of violence you are not peaceful, you are harmless. That’ is an important distinction.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

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