Those of you who had the chance to read the blog last night have noticed it has now disappeared. That’s because I needed to delete it.
I originally wanted to take over writing Elizabeth’s blog on weekends in order to give Elizabeth some R&R time as blogs take hours for her to write. The problem was that I was so focused on my good intention that I continued to focus on that idea to the point of ignoring the essence of what Elizabeth’s blog is about – What is going on with Elizabeth.
I wanted Elizabeth to have a nice relaxing Saturday. Trouble was, we were having a heatwave in Victoria yesterday, with temperatures reaching nearly 30 degrees Celsius. By the afternoon Elizabeth had heat exhaustion which turned into full heat stroke before the evening was over, and Elizabeth was in agonizing pain for 10-12 hours. So much for relaxing.
If there had been no blog, people would have had a more realistic idea of what was going on (Bad day for Elizabeth). And when instead of writing about what happened to Elizabeth, I wrote an introductory ‘fluff’ piece, that wasn’t a representation of where Elizabeth OR I was because it was easy to assume that we were having relaxation and fun instead of ice vests and passing out and hands turning purple and blue. So I never gave you the chance to help or express to Elizabeth your feelings of what she was experiencing. And when Elizabeth found out after she was rational, after what she had experienced and then read what I posted she was kinda pissed off (in no uncertain terms).
I’m getting (from Elizabeth) and giving myself a second chance so I will come back later to tell you what her day really was like and my emotions about it: helplessness at Elizabeth’s abdominal pain, feeling like a villain (seeing Elizabeth shiver and protest) for putting cold clothes/packs on her to cool her off, worry about her withdrawal and panic at finding her passed out on the bathroom floor.
In the meantime, I just wanted to set the record straight.
Talk again later,
P.S. Thanks for all the comments – sorry but they were deleted when the blog was deleted.
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