Actually, I've progressed well beyond the sneezing stage and full-on into the flu. I had a shot; I don't understand it. Haven't had the flu in years, but the achey bones, the clogged up head, and the general misery match right up.
Illness aside, I wanted to take the time to thank everyone who sent condolences yesterday. Your replies brought me to tears where my own thinking couldn't, and for that I am eternally grateful. Tears are hard won for me, but necessary.
I think ME is wrong...touching is not necessary for reality. The community of friends I've found in online fandom means as much to me as many everyday relationships (though if I think about it, I wouldn't want any of them to touch me...*so* not a hugger in RL).
Thanks to you all. I'm off in search of some good drugs -- perhaps I'll end up on Neptune again, Mint. And Lesley, I'm thinking hard about the toms this year. Wonder whether there's harm in trying and failing?