The pain from the radiation therapy has left me unable to sleep at night and the narcotics (which aren’t really helping much) are making my head fuzzy, so I finally had to admit that I can’t continue to work right now. I need what little energy I have to focus on my recovery, taking in enough calories, and just getting through each day.
E-mailing all my freelance clients with the news wasn’t easy. I’ve spent almost 10 years building my clientele and finally had a steady stream of work. Although I’ve been working for some of these organizations for quite some time, almost all of my editors have bailed in the last few months, so most of the people I’ve been working with are new.
So I have one article left to do that I had almost finished and then nothing. Very scary for someone who is self-employed. I’m sure I can make it through the next few months financially, but not having anything to keep my mind busy will be a challenge.