Monday, December 07, 2009

I'm Back

I know it hasn't been an unusual thing for me to not post every day for the last few months. The summer is usually very busy for me, I spend so much time doing shows that I don't have as much time to keep up the blog, even though I do keep up the reviews.

The fact is ever since October I have been sick a lot. Which is unusual for me. I got the H1N1 virus back at the beginning of October (a risk that is to expected when you work as closely with the general public in your theatre work, and especially children, as I do), which weakened my immune system, so before I even had the chance to build my immunity back up, I got tonsillitis. Which was followed by...another bout of tonsillitis. One thing led to another until this past weekend I had an infection that required hospitalization and emergency surgery on Saturday morning. I should have been able to go that afternoon or the next morning, but the anesthesia didn't really set well with me, and I spent most of the weekend with an extremely high fever and an inability to keep any food down. I was just released this afternoon. In other words, it was not a fun weekend.

I'm out now, recovering at home. It will be a few weeks before I'm fully healed, and I'm still in a good bit of pain. But I'm getting better. Just wanted to give you an update of where I'm at. I'll try to keep things up here a little more while I'm home recuperating, but I doubt there will be any new reviews for at least a week. I'm missing a lot of good press screenings while I'm out of commission this week. But, despite the fact that the first thing I said when the doctor told me I needed surgery immediately was "but I have a show to do tonight," there are indeed more important things for me to be concerned with.

Anyway, thanks for sticking around. I, for one, don't plan on going anywhere for a while. It will take a lot more than this to keep me down.

3 comments:

Sam Juliano said...

I kind of figured something was amiss with you Matthew, and I'm sorry to hear about this terrible ordeal you've gon ethrough. But you've persevered and moved forward, and that's really great. Best Wishes for the continue comeback and for a culturally-rich holiday season.

Craig Kennedy said...

Welcome back, Matthew. I hope your health issues are behind you, at least for this year!

Matthew Lucas said...

God I hope so. The past few months have been a rough ride.

Thanks for the well wishes, guys!