This topic comes just as I’m about to leave for physical therapy. In case you haven’t followed some of my Facebook posts, I hurt my shoulder more than two weeks ago as I was about to burp Baby G. I pulled the muscles around my scapula (upper back), which pinched the nerves all the way down to my elbow. No drugs for me as long as I’m breastfreeding, which is about to come to an end anyway. So, PT is it.
Anyway, I hate physical therapy. Some of it is doing boring exercises while the last fifteen minutes has to do with sitting around while electrodes are working the muscles. I hate sitting around and doing nothing. So, I picked up Susan Hubbard’s The Society of S. It’s a weird, but fascinating book. More important, it helped me get through.
With everything I’ve been through these last 6+ months (a draining pregnancy, the aftermath of baby G’s birth, and then some like my busted shoulder), I never thought of books as being more than a sweet distraction…until now. I guess I could say that books sort of saved me from months of boredom and kept me preoccupied enough to not complain when complaining was more than due.
So, I’d like to take this time to thank the following authors for helping me get through a particularly difficult time in my life by keeping me smiling and salivating for more: Richelle Mead, Kalayna Price, Susan Hubbard, Kelley Armstrong, Christina Lynne Ashely, Faith Hunter, Nancy Haddock, Kim Harrison, Leanne Renee Heiber, and I’m sure I’m missing some other folks.
Oh, and I found my copy of Ring of Desire by Ryshia Kennie. Little Miss had it all this time. 😀
So which authors have helped you through a difficult time your life?