I'm writing to you 12 days long in the ICU in an Indianapolis hospital. As you know I've had a pulmonary embolism, not my first. My body is full of blood clots and I'm not doing well. If I survive the blood clots I am at risk of losing toes. I've seen them, black, full of blisters. There are blisters up to my ankles that are about 4 inches tall and full of fluid. Breathing is difficult, energy ends quickly. I've got hematoma on my stomach and have gained 70 lbs in water weight. The kidneys aren't good.
I need to tell you that I've got a very long, long fight ahead. This is the step of Lupus that is scary. I get better or I quickly go down hill. I need to tell you that Sundrip will close its blogging doors come Monday, indefinitely. This will give people time to see the closed letter on the site.
I thought I would need to completely close my Etsy shop but I had a local volunteer who can revamp and take over for a while.
I have enjoyed my time online, almost 20 years! I am thrilled to have gotten to know so many artists and writers. Thank you for your work and words. Please, live free. Create well!
You can at times find updates on FB by logging in and searching for Faith Austin, or send me your FB link through SundripJournals@gmail.com. I can still be contacted in these ways. On FB you'll see photos of Sir Clyde romping about as well as sarcastic updates from me. https://m.facebook.com/sundrip
Thank you for being part of my growth and life for the last 19 years.
Smiles to you and yours,