A Note About my Health

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Normally I don’t use this blog for personal news and announcements. However, recently my medical life has come crashing into my professional life and I wanted to let you know what is going on.

For the past three months I have not been feeling well. This has lead to courses of antibiotics, a ton of blood tests, and several stays in the hospital. I seem to be on the mend, but I still am not allowed to drive or travel and I sleep a lot. Also, we have not discovered the root cause of all of this (if there even is one).

Due to my illness I have canceled my trips and speaking engagements through the end of 2012 or switched them to virtual presentations where possible. Thank you again conference and event organizers for your understanding and patience. I owe you a debt (and my son a trip to England).

Right now I am concentrating on catching up. I owe many of you emails, some papers, and many more responses. I’m working on it. Please be patient with me, but also feel free to send me a poke or a prod if you need something soon.

To my class I apologize for being behind in grading. I’m fixing that over turkey I hope.

For all who have sent me good wishes, thank you. I hope to be up, around, and a pain in the ass real soon. I still have some fun projects on tap for 2013 so stay tuned.

15 responses on “A Note About my Health

  1. Judy

    Dave, I am so glad to hear that you’re feeling better. We here in the east-of-Syracuse area have been very concerned. Thanks for the update. And healing thoughts from me to you. Judy

  2. Jan Ison

    Get better Dave for yourself and your family. Your colleagues need your good mind but you and your family are the most important!

  3. Mary Ghikas

    Thanks for sharing the information. Miss you — and worry about you. I hope you continue to feel better.

  4. Chabha

    Hope you will feel better soon! May be what you need is just sleep and rest, the machine has to stop sometimes… best wishes David

  5. rogerbfairman

    Glad to hear things are moving in the right direction. Your presentation at Internet Librarian International rang a great number of chords – thanks for making the effort to appear in the virtual realm.

  6. Shannon DeSantis

    Dave, I am sorry to hear you haven’t been feeling well. I hope you feel better soon and continue improving your health. Thanks for keeping everyone updated. Thinking of you this holiday.

  7. lee Anne

    Really enjoyed and benefitted from your virtual presentation in Vancouver Canada yesterday. Inspiring and inspired. May you enjoy full health very soon!

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