I have aspiration pneumonia.


I don't know how long I'll have it. It's pretty bad. It's hard for me to type things. Unless I tell you otherwise privately, please don't contact me. Especially if you expect a response, which includes both writing back, or even just wanting me to feel a certain way emotionally, or wanting the contact with me that writing to me provides. Because I probably will lack the energy for any of that.

I may end up writing stuff online or I may not. But unless what I write is a private email to you, the request that you don't write to me or call me still holds. Because likely if I do write stuff online, it will be because I had energy to do it at that moment. It doesn't mean I have the cognitive or emotional energy at some other moment to handle reading or responding to (including just emotionally) your email.

I may or may not be able to moderate blog comments so be patient.



About Mel Baggs

Hufflepuff. Came from the redwoods. Crochet or otherwise create constantly and compulsively. Write poetry and paint when I can. Developmentally disabled, physically and cognitively disabled. I'm not really part of any online faction or another, even ones that claim me as a member. The thing in the world most important to me is having love and compassion for other people, although I don't always measure up to my own standards there by a longshot. And individual specific actions and situations and contexts matter a lot more to me than broadly-spoken abstract words and ideas about a topic. My father died in 2014 and that has changed my life a lot in ways that are still evolving, but I wear a lot of his clothes and hats every day since he died and have shown no sign of stopping soon.

4 responses »

  1. Please just take care of yourself. Nothing is more important than your life. And then your health. If you can find others to help out with your advocacy or other work I would respectfully suggest you do so. Im glad your friends pushed you to go to the hospital.

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