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, which tell me who I am and where I belong in the world. I relate to objects as if they are alive, but as things with identities and properties all of their own, not as something human-like. Culturally I'm from a California Okie background. Crochet or otherwise create constantly, write poetry and paint when I can. Proud member of the developmental disability self-advocacy movement. I care a lot more about being a human being than I care about what categories I fit into.

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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