Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! This may be a recap for some of you who follow me on Instagram, but for those who don't here is what I am referring too. Some of you may have been wondering why I have been so quiet lately. Besides being just a busy as I was before BladeShow, splitting my time between getting the new shop up and running as well as making knives for you. I have been fighting a respiratory infection for the better part of the summer. I believe it started as a sinus infection that spread to my chest and in turn caused Acute Bronchitis. I went to the doctor about a month ago because I was coughing so hard my ribs hurt, They put me on a Z pack and a tapered prednisone pack, but I could not complete the prednisone back due to the unbearable side effects. I had never experienced a drug like that, it caused bone pain in my joints and I could barely walk for a few days as a result. I felt better for a few weeks, then the Bronchitis seemed to come back with a vengeance, I went back to the Doctor again Tuesday evening and was prescribed a stronger antibiotic, a lower dose of the predisone and a breathing treatment. I have never experienced Bronchitis before, I have had pneumonia a few time is my life, this felt pretty similar without the fever, It was whooping my ass, today I am happy to report I am feeling alot better, I can breathe better and I do not feel so fatigued and confused. I would like to thank everyone who wished me well and took the time to respond to my post on Instagram! Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki On another note, the thread title has duel meaning, after my Huge 3 month long push up to Bladeshow. I felt like I needed to take a breather. Seeing my Daughter turn 16, my sister getting married and getting a puppy again all in the span of a month, forced me to pick my head up out of work for a bit. I am glad it did. Sometimes life has a way of waking us up to needing to make changes. I realized that I had been missing out on somethings and people that were important in my life, and wanted to take the time given to me to appreciate these things. It was not planned but I am glad I gave myself a breather, because I am feeling a lot more focused and motivated to do what I need to do. At the same time I have decided I need to schedule time off for myself. This doesn't mean I am going to do less, I just realized that I need to be more focused and purposeful on how I spend my time and get back on a normal schedule. Thank you to everyone who continues to follow and support me, word cannot express how much I appreciate you guy's support!